Slide 83 of 86
Title: Platoon Defense Considerations
Dialogue: Since the platoon is normally positioned close to the FLOT, security must be a high priority to avoid exposing the launchers and nearby maneuver units to ground or indirect fire. Passive measures to avoid detection are as follows:
Coordinate with DS cannon and maneuver units for direct fire support and early warning of imminent attack.
Use mines and trip flares if available (requires extensive coordination).
Distribute RP grids to chiefs for hasty or emergency displacement.
Place crew served weapons on likely avenues of approach.
Launcher chief dismounts one man in the HA to provide local security (except during a fire mission).