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FM Preface. This manual is one of a series that describes a capabilities- based Opposing Force (OPFOR) for training US Army commanders, staffs, and. This manual is one of a series that describes a capabilities-based Opposing Force (OPFOR) for training US Army commanders, staffs, and units. If not, the infantry-based forces of FM may better fit training needs. . Likewise, some types of OPFOR described in FM can.

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Movement of the weapons company re- quires 3 utility trucks and 12 light trucks.

In a motorized infantry battalion, three lights trucks from the brigade-level weapons transport company p. The same is true of 100-36 devices goggles and sights. A basically rural, mountainous district with no major population centers may have only one or two separate infantry brigades, with little or no additional combat support and combat service support.

Depending on the situation, the airborne infantry or commando battalion commander may retain the entire AGL platoon under his own control, or he may allocate its squads to indi- vidual companies.

The Ground Forces also have a national asset pool described in Chapter 6. At battalion level, there are no organic trucks for transporting any infantry companies, although the infantry battalion headquarters has a few. Civil Defense Forces comprise a variety of nonmilitary units.

Within either type of brigade, the basic maneuver units from squad through company are simply infantry. Some infantry divisions and more poorly equipped military districts may have a reconnais- sance battalion that lacks a jamming company.


Standard squadron strength is either 15 or 20 aircraft. I wouldn’t imagine so. Large armor- and mechanized-based forces often have more sophisticated weaponry: For a listing of the principal items of equipment for this battalion, see pp.

They prefer hit-and-run raids, ambushes, ruses, sabotage, and assassinations. In the case of intervention by an external power or coalition, this strategy aims to undermine the enemy’s will to continue the conflict without the necessity of defeating his main forces on the battlefield. In wartime, a region without signal organiza- tions normally receives a signal battalion from the national asset pool. One squad per platoon has an SVD sniper rifle.

Infantry-Based Opposing Force — FM 100-63

The numbers and types of units at this level can vary widely, depending on the size and structure of the Ground Forces they support. He may find it necessary to draw some elements from both organization guides in order to consti- tute the appropriate OPFOR order of battle. However, some better-equipped infantry divisions may have battalion-sized units of these types.

In rare cases, however, a mix of the two battalion types may occur. Such an army, mobilized in one military region to conduct large- scale offensive operations, may include divisions resubordinated from other regions or districts. Threat and Country-Based OPFOR A threat can be any specific foreign nation or organization with intentions and military capabilities that suggest it could become an adversary or challenge the national security interests of the United States or its allies.

Full text of “FM Infantry-Based Opposing Force”

Similarly, the weapons company of a motorized infantry battalion receives transportation sup- port from the brigade-level weapons transport company p. Regardless of militia size, every village, farm cooperative, or factory has a militia formation, manned in wartime by the workers and peasants, over-age reserv- ists, medically-retired soldiers, women, and young men not yet old enough for military 100-36.


Whenever feasible, the guide breaks 100–63 subordinate maneuver units, as well as combat support and combat service support units, in greater detail.

It contains no maneu- ver forces but rather a variety of combat support and combat service support assets. Composition of these forces is subject to change, depending on conditions and plans. They are specially tailored for their primary mission of defending the capital and for their secondary mission as the strategic reserve.

To avoid excessive duplication, subordinate units common to several types of parent unit receive detailed treatment only once, with subsequent cross- -references back to that basic entry.

Thus, the number of launchers is either six or nine. Districts generally contain one or more separate brigades infantry, motorized infantry, or mechanized infantry and perhaps a tank brigade. The equipment listing below does not include a second gun-howitzer battalion. In a motorized infantry battalion, three light trucks from the brigade-level weapons transport company 100-6.

Another possible name for this 100-6 is radio and radar intercept and direction-finding battalion. Dashed blocks indicate units that may or may not be present in the type of organization shown.

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