Infantry Drills

B-72: Target Array

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B-72. Target array enables the leader to distribute fires when the enemy force is
concentrated and terrain-based controls are inadequate. Forces create this threat-based distribution measure by superimposing a quadrant pattern on the enemy formation. Soldiers center the pattern the enemy formation, with the axes running parallel and perpendicular to the enemy’s direction of travel. The target array fire control measure is effective against an enemy with a well-structured organization and standardized doctrine. However, it may prove less effective against an enemy presenting few organized formations, or does not follow strict prescribed tactics. Leaders describe quadrants using the quadrants’ relative locations. The examples in figure B-8 illustrate the target array technique.

Figure B-8. Target array examples

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