FM Preface. This manual is one of a series that describes a capabilities- based Opposing Force (OPFOR) for training US Army commanders, staffs, and. This manual is one of a series that describes a capabilities-based Opposing Force (OPFOR) for training US Army commanders, staffs, and units. If not, the infantry-based forces of FM may better fit training needs. . Likewise, some types of OPFOR described in FM can.
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FM – Infantry-Based Opposing Force Organization Guide –
Most regions have organic signal organizations. The high-technology end of the armor- and mechanized-based OPFOR approaches the level termed complex, adaptive forces. Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men. The greatest discriminator in capability here is whether the system could be autonomous or requires assembly with other sections.
Such a head- quarters may be more like the headquarters of the separate brigade that served as a mobilization base for the division. Unless the State is landlocked, it can have a blue-water navy and naval infantry marines.
In some cases, however, there may be one flamethrower per squad. Military regions are the primary recipients of these assets. Oh, one more thing, since its an OPFOR manual, it is to tell you how to set your area up and tactics up as the enemy, in order to better train our troops to detect common enemy practices Users should determine the proper sizing and allocation of the national asset pool based on training require- ments.
See Multiple Rocket Launcher. He may find it necessary to draw some elements from both organization guides in order to consti- tute the appropriate OPFOR order of battle. Each appendix also provides general guidelines for the substitution process.
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Most of their military organizations IX FM are ad hoc rather than standing organizations with predictable structures. First, the armor- and mechanized-based and 1000-63 OPFOR modules are not mf unclassified handbooks on the armed forces of a particular nation.
These functions range from re- pair and salvage, to fighting fires, to rendering first aid. This chart represents what may be the organization of a typical brigade. Materiel support brigades may have the structure shown above.
This weapon provides a minimum of fire support for the unit during movement by vehicle. Divisional bri- gades differ structurally from their separate counterparts normally found within districts.
The numbers and types of units at this level can vary widely, depend- ing on 100-3 size and structure of the Ground Forces they support.
Maneuver Units Since motorized infantry units are the most common in this infantry-based OPFOR, these units come first in this organization guide. An army, region, district, or division may re- ceive such a battalion, known as an antitank gun battalion.
As with the Air Force, size and type of naval units depends on the size of the Ground Forces they support and the number and types of specialized missions they must conduct such as the number of amphibious support squadrons needed for special operations support. One squad leader is also the assistant platoon leader. In a motorized infantry battalion, two light trucks from the brigade-level weapons trans- port company p. You’re right, that FM is not found on the internet Listing these familiar, well-documented systems paints an immediate, concrete picture of that capability.
The region may retain them under its own control.
Infantry-Based Opposing Force — FM 100-63
They also contain some alternative systems that may perform the same missions with 100-3 or lesser capability or have different capabilities for special uses. However, most have three to four signal battalions identical to those organic to divisions and districts p. It probably has a nuclear capability. For definitions of other key terms, the reader should refer to the index, where page numbers in bold type indicate the main entry for vm particular topic. It can also allocate individual companies to support specific district or region operations.
Some engineer brigades may have a second pontoon bridge battalion.
R9 6 6 mm Howitzer. If the US force is participating in a peacekeeping gm, for example, the OPFOR may be the recognized military of a belligerent nation.
If training objectives do not require the use of all elements shown in a particular organization, users can omit the elements they do not need. Military districts are geographical entities, but are also a level of command.
To assist in the substitution process, FMOpposing Force Equipment Guide, will present a wider selection of major systems from which users may choose. In wartime, a region without signal organiza- tions normally receives a signal battalion from the national asset pool. In rare cases, an infantry division may include a separate tank battalion. For example, users may desire to mirror the actual mix of equipment found in a particular region or to introduce a particular capability or vulnerability.
This baseline includes doctrine, tactics, or- ganization, and equipment. The matrices list most of the major baseline engineer systems contained in the or- ganization guide and provide a number of potential substitutes for each. Opposing Force Equipment Guide. These units are primarily combat engineers. See also Reconnaissance and Electronic Combat. Threat and Country-Based OPFOR A threat can be any specific foreign nation or organization with intentions and military capabilities that suggest it could become an adversary or challenge the national security interests of the United States or its allies.