Infantry Drills

2-303: Actions at the Probable Line of Deployment, Assault Position, or Final Coordination Line

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2-303. The attacking unit maintains the pace of its advance as it approaches its probable line of deployment. The attacking unit splits into one or more assault and support forces once it reaches the PLD if not previously completed. All forces supporting the assault force should be set in their support-by-fire positions before the assault force crosses the probable line of deployment. The leader synchronizes the occupation of support-by-fire positions with the maneuver of the supported attacking unit to limit the vulnerability of forces
occupying these positions. Leaders use unit tactical SOPs, battle drills, prearranged signals, engagement area, and TRP to control direct fires from these supporting positions and normally employs RFL between converging forces.

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