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Appendix C to Chapter 3
Squad and Platoon Night Vision Task Organization

Chapter 3, Appendix B:  Phoenix Beacon
Table of Contents
Chapter 3, Appendix D:  AN/PAQ-4 Zeroing Technique
1. MTOE 07035LFC82 FC7595, effective 16 November 1994, authorizes the following night fighting equipment for infantry rifle companies:

a. 69 AN/PVS-7B Night Vision Goggles

b. 33 AN/PVS-4 Night Vision Sight

c. 33 AN/PAQ-4 Aiming Light

d. 6 AN/TAS-5 Dragon Night Sight

e. 3 AN/PAS-7 Thermal Viewer

2. According to the MTOE, this equipment is allocated as follows:

Rifle Squad 6 x PVS-7B3 x PAQ-43 x PVS-4
Squad LeaderX X
A Team Leader XX
SAW X
M203 X
M16-A2X
B Team Leader XX
SAW X
M203 X
M16-A2X

Weapons Squad2 x PVS-7B1 x PAQ-42 x TAS-52 x PVS-4
Weapons Squad LdrXX
Machine Gunner X
Assistant GunnerX
Ammo Bearer
Dragon Gunner X
Machine Gunner X
Assistant Gunner
Ammo Bearer
Dragon Gunner X

Platoon Headquarters1 x PVS-7B1 x PAQ-41 x PAS-7
Platoon LeaderXXX

Company Mortar Section4 x PVS-7B
Section LeaderX
Squad LeaderX
GunnerX
GunnerX
Ammo Bearer
Ammo Bearer

3. Reconciliation of Company Night Vision Equipment:

PVS-7BPVS-4PAQ-4 TAS-5PAS-7
Rifle Squads542727
Weapons Squads 6 6 3 6
Platoon Headquarters3 3 3
Mortar Section 4
Company Headquarters 2
Total 69333363

4. Task organization considerations. Company commanders and platoon leaders may adjust the task organization of the night vision devices to suit the situation. Depending on the mission, terrain, or troops available, the leader can move his night vision devices wherever he feels they will provide him an advantage. Some suggestions that can be incorporated are: assign riflemen the PVS-4s for pin-point accuracy and assign the SAW gunners the PVS-7s thereby reducing white-out and allowing them to adjust fires on the target; place additional night vision devices in the support-by-fire positions; give the assault elements additional night vision devices, and give the company main effort additional equipment from the supporting efforts, etc. The matrixes above are standard allocations, but they can be adjusted by the leaders.

Chapter 3, Appendix B:  Phoenix Beacon
Table of Contents
Chapter 3, Appendix D:  AN/PAQ-4 Zeroing Technique



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