Military

*FM 44-8

Field Manual
Number 44-8

Headquarters
Department of the Army
Washington, D. C., 1 JUNE 1999

FM 44-8

COMBINED ARMS FOR AIR DEFENSE

Contents

   
  PREFACE
  INTRODUCTION
   
Chapter 1 EVALUATE THE BATTLEFIELD
  The Battlefield Environment
  The Battlefield Effects
  Threat Evaluation
  The Aerial Threat
  Threat Application
  Threat Courses of Action
   
Chapter 2 TECHNIQUES FOR SELF-DEFENSE WARNINGS
  Air Defense Early Warning Nets
  Local Air Defense Warnings
  Rules of Engagement
  Directed Early Warning
  Sample Early Warning Scenario
  Unit Warning
   
Chapter 3 AERIAL SEARCH
  Air Guard Responsibilities
  Aerial Search in a Convoy
  Search Techniques
  Systematic Methods of Search
  Visual Aerial Platform Recognition
   
Chapter 4 PASSIVE AIR DEFENSE MEASURES
  Types of Passive Air Defense Measures
  Passive Air Defense Measures in Convoy
  Convoy Self-Defense Measures
   
Chapter 5 ACTIVE AIR DEFENSE MEASURES
  Active Air Defense
  Small Arms Used for Air Defense
  Aircraft Engagement Techniques for the M2/M3 Bradley
  Aircraft Engagement Techniques for Tanks
  Practice Sequence of Engagement
   
Chapter 6 TRACER OBSERVATION
  Tracer Observation of Fast-Moving Aircraft
  Tracer Observation of Slow-Moving Aircraft
   
APPENDIX A UNIT TRAINING
   
GLOSSARY
   
BIBLIOGRAPHY
   
AUTHORIZATION

DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

*This publication supersedes FM 44-8, 30 December 1981.

 



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