Infantry Drills

H-146: Features

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H-146. Remote control, in barrier operations, is the ability of a user to actuate a charge or change the state of a mine from a distance. Remote control features include:

  • ON-OFF-ON.
  • Command destruct.
  • Variable self-destruct features.
  • Select lethal or nonlethal effects.
  • Anti-tamper or anti-spoofing.
  • Unmanned sentinel.

H-147. Situational-understanding features include:

  • Field or munitions status.
  • Field or munitions location.
  • Alert to approaching friendly forces.
  • Report battle damage information (intelligent munitions system).
  • Cue other fire systems (intelligent munitions system).

H-148. Employment means include:

  • Hand-emplaced (Spider system, intelligent munitions system).
  • Mechanically dispensed (intelligent munitions system).
  • Remotely delivered (out to 15 kilometers) (intelligent munitions system).

H-149. Networked munitions support assured mobility by providing the following capabilities:

  • Detects and neutralizes the enemy force.
  • Covers gaps and prevents enemy maneuver.
  • Provides economy of force.
  • Protects friendly forces.
  • Provides immediate, selective engagement.

H-150. The capabilities of networked munitions will provide for unprecedented assured mobility. By leveraging the network and various employment means, networked munitions will support seamless transitions from the offense to stability. Given positive remote control, there is no longer the danger of impeding our own mobility. Hence, the authority for emplacement may be pushed down to lower tactical levels. (Refer to ATP 3-34.20 for more information.)

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