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Appendix B
Engineer Equipment
Substitution Matrices

The matrices contained in this appendix illustrate some of the different equipment options available to scenario and order of battle developers. Although this organization guide provides a baseline of widely-used systems produced in the former Soviet Union (FSU), the intent of the capabilities-based OPFOR is to allow users to tailor their orders of battle by substituting other worldwide systems. Deviations from the baseline systems should relate to specific training objectives. For example, users may desire to mirror the actual mix of equipment found in a particular region or to introduce a particular capability or vulnerability.

The matrices list most of the major baseline engineer systems contained in the organization guide and provide a number of potential substitutes for each. While the lists of potential substitutes are not all-inclusive, they contain most common systems that have roughly comparable capabilities. They also contain some alternative systems that may perform the same missions (with greater or lesser capability) or have different capabilities for special uses. Entries include the system name and the digraph for country of origin. Entries within the alternative category also include one of the following symbols identifying each system's capabilities in relation to the baseline:

(+) More capable.

(-) Less capable.

(*) Different capabilities for special uses.

Users substituting systems from the matrices or considering other foreign weapons systems for use in an OPFOR order of battle should evaluate candidate substitutes against the same basic criteria as in Appendix A.

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