and international law restrict the use of land mines, while budget and logistical constraints at all levels limit the availability of nonpersistent scatterable mines and networked munitions.
In doing so, commanders can reduce demand for the limited quantities of scatterable mines and networked munitions in the Army inventory and accomplish missions without tarnishing the U.
Smoke, dust, direct and indirect fires, scatterable
mines, and chemicals all further narrow this margin for error.
These fratricide fences will support the use of both conventional and scatterable
Sapper module--provides assets for route reconnaissance, local security, conventional mine emplacement, scatterable
mine emplacement, obstacle reduction, route and area clearance, stability and support operations, and mine-clearing operations support.
Some HPTs that engineers could recommend are enemy scatterable
munition systems, tactical minefields, and enemy breaching assets.
Determine what situational obstacles (rapid mining, scatterable
mining) the enemy counterattack force has available.
The obstacles that are planned and put in are usually scatterable
mines or quick obstacles to slow an enemy and provide the necessary reaction time and maneuver space.
Higher commanders are the emplacement authority for the scatterable
mine systems in our inventory.
The Interim Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) has a 118-man sapper company that supports 80 percent of the mobility tasks (1) required for the IBCT and has specialized engineer equipment, including an engineer variant of the Stryker interim armored vehicle, the Rapidly Emplaced Bridge System (REBS), the Volcano scatterable
mine system, the small emplacement excavator (SEE), (which will be replaced by the high-mobility engineer excavator [HMEE]), a downsized version of the Mongoose explosive standoff minefield breacher, the deployable universal combat earthmover (DEUCE), and access to the Digital Topographic Support System (DTSS) which is located at the brigade headquarters.
This 11-week course will focus on engineer platoon leading and task force engineer skills, with an increase in tactics instruction (in particular, training on scatterable
mines, geospatial engineering, and force-protection construction).