Infantry Drills

E-108: Combat Vehicles Securing Infantry

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E-108. Combat vehicles can provide security to Infantry Soldiers in many ways. In patrol bases and AA, combat vehicles can use their weapon systems and night vision/thermal sights to provide early detection and a high volume of fire. During movement, combat vehicles can move to the front, rear, or flanks of the Infantry to provide protection from direct fire (tank, BFV, ICV, and M1114 armament carrier HMMWV) and antipersonnel mines. They also can use their sights and weapon systems to detect and engage the enemy. On the objective, combat vehicles can dominate the terrain, provide security, and defeat a counterattack while the Infantry Soldiers conduct actions on the objective.

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