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FM 11-50

Headquarters
Department of the Army
Washington, D.C. 4 April 1991

FM 11-50

COMBAT COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE DIVISION (HEAVY AND LIGHT)

 

Editor's Note: Distribution Restriction changed to "Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited" per HQ TRADOC (ATCD-K) Memorandum, 18 Jul 1991, Doctrinal Publications with Incorrect Distribution Restrictions, and HQ TRADOC Foreign Disclosure Office e-mail, 10 Jan 2001, Documents Approved for Public Release.

 


Table of Contents


  1. PREFACE

  2. CHAPTER 1. Division Communications in the AirLand Battle

    1. General

    2. AirLand Battle

    3. The Division's Role

    4. Deep, Close, and Rear Operations

    5. Command and Control Support

    6. Automation Management

    7. Radio Electronic Combat

    8. Battlefield Spectrum Management

    9. Mission Spectrum Planning Considerations

    10. Information Requirements

    11. Operations Security

    12. Communications Means

  3. CHAPTER 2. The Division Signal Battalion

    1. General

    2. Mission

    3. Design Concept

    4. Host Nation Communications

    5. Corps Signal Interface

    6. Net Radio Interface

    7. Signal Node Network

    8. System Management

    9. Allied Signal Interface

    10. Division Signal Officer

    11. Assistant Division Signal Officer

    12. Signal Section Personnel

    13. Division Signal Office Functions

    14. Division COMSEC Operations

    15. Signal Battalion Executive Officer

    16. Signal Battalion Command Sergeant Major

    17. Signal Battalion S1

    18. Signal Battalion S2/S3

    19. Signal Battalion S4

    20. Division Signal Battalion Capabilities and Limitations

    21. Nuclear Operations Communications

  4. CHAPTER 3. The Heavy Division Signal Battalion

    1. General

    2. Organization

    3. Capabilities and Limitations

    4. Command and Control

    5. Internal Command, Control, and Communications

  5. Chapter 4. The Light Division Signal Battalion

    1. General

    2. Organization

    3. Capabilities and Limitations

    4. Command and Control

    5. Internal Command, Control, and Communications

    6. Potential Deployment Light/Air Assault/Airborne Division

    7. Joint Task Force

    8. Predeployment Communications

    9. Strategic Deployment Communications

    10. Tactical Deployment

    11. Tactical Employment

    12. Sustaining Operations Communications

  6. CHAPTER 5. The Air Assault Division Signal Battalion

    1. General

    2. Organization

  7. CHAPTER 6. The Airborne Division Signal Battalion

    1. General

    2. Organization

  8. CHAPTER 7. Maneuver Communications

    1. General

    2. Radio Nets

    3. Special Considerations

    4. The Division Headquarters

    5. Rear Area Communications

    6. The Maneuver Brigade

    7. Brigade CP Communications

    8. The Brigade Support Area

    9. The Heavy Separate Brigade

    10. The Maneuver Battalion

    11. Armored and Infantry Companies

    12. Infantry Platoon

    13. Tank Platoon

    14. Armored and Mechanized Infantry Squads

    15. The Aviation Brigade

    16. Attack Helicopter Battalions

    17. Cavalry Squadron

    18. The Combat Support Aviation Battalion and Attack Helicopter Company General Support

    19. The Division Artillery Headquarters

    20. Field Artillery Battalions

    21. The Division Support Command in the Heavy Division

    22. The Division Support Command in the Light Division

    23. The Air Defense Artillery Battalion

    24. The Engineer Battalion

    25. The Military Intelligence Battalion

    26. Long-Range Surveillance Detachment

    27. The Military Police Company

    28. Chemical Company (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical)

  9. APPENDIX A. Signal Personnel in Brigade, Division Artillery, and Maneuver Battalions

  10. APPENDIX B. Division Level Radio Nets

  11. APPENDIX C. Brigade Level Radio Nets

  12. APPENDIX D. Battalion Level Radio Nets

  13. APPENDIX E. Signal Site Defense

  14. APPENDIX F. Interoperability with an MSE Corps or Division

  15. APPENDIX G. IMA Implementation Plan

  16. GLOSSARY

  17. REFERENCES

  18. AUTHORIZATION LETTER



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