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*FM 6-121

Headquarters
Department Of The Army
Washington, DC, 25 September 1990

FM 6-121

Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for
FIELD ARTILLERY TARGET ACQUISITION


TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. PREFACE

  2. CHAPTER 1 FIELD ARTILLERY TARGET ACQUISITION DOCTRINE AND SYSTEMS
    1. TARGETING PROCESS
    2. ROLE OF FIELD ARTILLERY TARGET ACQUISITION
    3. TARGET ACQUISITION INTEGRATION IN THE FIELD ARTILLERY SYSTEM
    4. TARGET ACQUISITION SUPPORT FOR COUNTERFIRE
    5. WEAPONS-LOCATING RADARS
    6. MOVING-TARGET-LOCATING RADARS

  3. CHAPTER 2 FIELD ARTILLERY TARGET ACQUISITION ORGANIZATIONS

    1. TARGET ACQUISITION BATTERY
    2. TARGET ACQUISITION PLATOON OF A SEPARATE MANEUVER BRIGADE
    3. CORPS TARGET ACQUISITION DETACHMENT
    4. AN/TPQ-37 WEAPONS-LOCATING RADAR SECTION
    5. AN/TPQ-36 WEAPONS LOCATING RADAR SECTION
    6. AN/TPS-25A OR AN/TPS-58B MOVING-TARGET LOCATING RADAR SECTION
    7. DUTIES OF RADAR SECTION PERSONNEL

  4. CHAPTER 3 TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF TARGET ACQUISITION EMPLOYMENT

    Section I. RADAR SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS

    1. WEAPONS-LOCATING RADARS
    2. MOVING-TARGET-LOCATING RADARS

    Section II. TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF SITE SELECTION AND POSITIONING

    1. POSITION SELECTION CONSIDERATIONS
    2. RECONNAISSANCE
    3. TACTICAL AND TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS
    4. SURVIVABILITY

  5. CHAPTER 4 TACTICAL EMPLOYMENT OF FIELD ARTILLERY TARGET ACQUISITION ASSETS

    1. RADAR EMPLOYMENT
    2. RESPONSIBILITIES
    3. COMMAND AND CONTROL RELATIONSHIPS
    4. SECTORS OF SEARCH
    5. ZONES
    6. COMMON SENSOR BOUNDARY
    7. CUEING
    8. COMMUNICATIONS
    9. POSITIONING
    10. OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS
    11. DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS

  6. CHAPTER 5 TARGET ACQUISITION IN LIGHT DIVISIONS

    1. BATTALION TASK FORCE
    2. BRIGADE TASK FORCE
    3. DIVISION DEPLOYMENT
    4. CORPS AUGMENTATION

  7. CHAPTER 6 FIELD ARTILLERY BRIGADE TARGET ACQUISITION

    1. COUNTERFIRE ROLE
    2. COMMAND AND CONTROL
    3. LIAISON
    4. COMMUNICATIONS

  8. APPENDIX A MANUAL PROCESSING OF TARGET DATA

    1. RECORDING TARGET INFORMATION
    2. RECORDING TARGET INFORMATION GRAPHICALLY
    3. DIV ARTY TACTICAL OPERATIONS CENTER RESPONSIBILITIES
    4. TARGET DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
    5. PURGING TARGETS

  9. APPENDIX B CRATER ANALYSIS AND REPORTING

    1. GUN AND HOWITZER SHELL CRATER ANALYSIS
    2. SURVEY OR CRATER LOCATION
    3. DETERMINATION OF DIRECTION
    4. CRATER ANALYSIS
    5. LOW-ANGLE FUZE QUICK CRATERS (ARTILLERY)
    6. LOW-ANGLE FUZE DELAY CRATERS (ARTILLERY)
    7. HIGH-ANGLE SHELL CRATERS (MORTARS)
    8. ROCKET CRATERS
    9. SHELL FRAGMENT ANALYSIS
    10. SHELLING REPORTS
    11. ARTILLERY COUNTERFIRE INFORMATION FORM
    12. EQUIPMENT

  10. APPENDIX C FIREFINDER FRIENDLY FIRE AND FIELD EXERCISE MODES

    Section I. FRIENDLY FIRE RADAR GUNNERY

    1. FIREFINDER MISSIONS
    2. FRIENDLY FIRE MODE
    3. HIGH-BURST REGISTRATION
    4. IMPACT-PREDICT REGISTRATION (MEAN POINT OF IMPACT)
    5. DATUM-PLANE REGISTRATION (MEAN POINT OF IMPACT)
    6. FRIENDLY FIRE LOG

    Section II. FIREFINDER FIELD EXERCISE MODE

    1. USES
    2. SECTION AND/OR PLATOON TRAINING
    3. GUNNERY TEAM TRAINING
    4. SCENARIO DEVELOPMENT
    5. IMPLEMENTING THE SCENARIO

  11. APPENDIX D VISIBILITY PROFILES

    1. CONSTRUCTING A VISIBILITY PROFILE
    2. CONSTRUCTING THE RADAR VISIBILITY DIAGRAM (OVERLAY)
    3. CONSTRUCTING A HASTY VISIBILITY PROFILE

  12. APPENDIX E COMMUNICATIONS

    1. RESPONSIVENESS
    2. SECURITY
    3. FIREFINDER RADAR SECTION COMMUNICATIONS
    4. VOICE TRANSMISSION PROCEDURES
    5. DIGITAL MESSAGES
    6. AUTHENTICATION METHODS
    7. DIGITAL NET COMMUNICATIONS

  13. APPENDIX F FIREFINDER MASK CONSIDERATIONS

    1. DEFINITIONS
    2. TRACK VOLUME
    3. TRACK VOLUME CALCULATION AND SUBSEQUENT ACTIONS

  14. APPENDIX G TARGET ACQUISITION TAB TO THE FIELD ARTILLERY SUPPORT APPENDIX

    Section I. TARGET ACQUISITION TAB

    1. DESCRIPTION
    2. PREPARATION
    3. TARGET ACQUISITION TAB HEADING
    4. MAJOR PARAGRAPHS

    Section II. RADAR DEPLOYMENT ORDER

    1. DESCRIPTION
    2. RESPONSIBILITIES
    3. HOW TO COMPLETE DA FORM 5957-R

  15. APPENDIX H FIELD ARTILLERY RADAR SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS

    1. SURVEY
    2. COMMUNICATIONS
    3. ADMINISTRATION
    4. MESS
    5. NON-RADAR MAINTENANCE
    6. RADAR-SPECIFIC MAINTENANCE
    7. SUPPLY
    8. PETROLEUM, OILS, AND LUBRICANTS
    9. SECURITY
    10. METEOROLOGICAL DATA
    11. OTHER SUPPORT

  16. GLOSSARY

  17. REFERENCES

  18. AUTHORIZATION LETTER



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