Infantry Drills

B-44: Friendly-Based Quadrant

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B-44. The friendly-based quadrant technique entails superimposing quadrants over the unit’s formation. The center point is based on the center of the formation, and axes run parallel and perpendicular to the general direction of travel. For rapid orientation, the friendly quadrant technique may be better than the clock direction method; because different elements of a large formation rarely are oriented in the same exact direction and the relative dispersion of friendly forces causes parallax to the target. Figure B-6 (page B-14) illustrates use of friendly-based quadrants.

Figure B-6. Friendly-based quadrants example

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