FM 100-63 PDF

FM Preface. This manual is one of a series that describes a capabilities- based Opposing Force (OPFOR) for training US Army commanders, staffs, and. This manual is one of a series that describes a capabilities-based Opposing Force (OPFOR) for training US Army commanders, staffs, and units. If not, the infantry-based forces of FM may better fit training needs. . Likewise, some types of OPFOR described in FM can.

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Vlll FM Armor- and mechanized-based forces are the norm throughout the industrialized world. A country with large infantry forces can have extensive, basic weapons industries, or it may still import most systems.

Therefore, the equipment totals above do not 100–63 this platoon. Users should exercise caution in modifying equipment holdings, since this impacts on an OPFOR unit’s organizational integrity and combat capabilities.

FM – Infantry-Based Opposing Force Organization Guide –

The organization chart above shows the typical mix of battery types in a composite artil- lery battalion. Regions must rely on national assets for specialized engineer support such as f toon bridge and assault crossing battalions. That page often includes a definition of the indexed term. It is directly subordinate to a military district or an army.

To assist in the substitution process, FMOpposing Force Equipment Guide, will present a wider selection of major systems from which users may choose. However, these strategic assets always remain under General Staff control.

Infantry-Based Opposing Force — FM 100-63

Appendixes provide guidance and examples for users who wish to substitute other items of equipment for the baseline systems listed for a unit. Such units differ from regular infantry primarily by having trucks available to transport all elements subordinate to the unit when necessary. Appendix C lists examples of cargo trucks, trailers, and radios corresponding to the generic descriptors used in equipment lists.


This regiment is particularly suited for mf to a high-priority region or district. However, a region may receive more than one of some battalion-sized units. They do not try to meet such an enemy head-on in conventional combat.

Full text of “FM Infantry-Based Opposing Force”

The General Staff can allocate an antitank gun battalion to an army or military region. However, they should follow the same general philosophy and the guidelines prescribed in the appendixes. Trailer, Water Liter In a motorized infantry battalion, three light trucks from the brigade-level weapons transport company p. However, the most com- mon structure has been a specially tailored force composed of separate brigades as shown above. There are two reasons for using FSU-produced equipment as the baseline.

A more capable navy would include organizations on the lower line. In that case, there would be no AA gun battery at battalion level. The numbers and types of units in the national asset pool can vary according to the situation. Whenever feasible, the guide breaks down subordinate maneuver units, as well as combat support and combat service support units, in greater detail.

Some armor- and 100-3 forces are capable of 100-6 power-projection operations. This facilitates support to tactical units. Elements from each of these disciplines normally form tailored platoon- and company-sized teams.

Entries within the alternative category also include one of the following symbols identify- ing each system’s capabilities in relation to the baseline: Depending on the situation, the battalion commander may retain the entire SAM platoon under his own control, or he may allocate its squads to individual mechanized infantry companies or SA batteries.


The motorized infantry battalion also has some wheeled vehi- cles in its signal and logistics support elements. See Multiple Rocket Launcher. This total includes up to 2 training air- craft per squadron that can also serve as combat aircraft.

When this platoon is not part of a parent reconnaissance company, the BRM- 1 K carries one additional radio HF, vehicle mount, medium-power. A smaller Air Force may have its rotary-wing aircraft organized solely in this manner, rather than the regimental structure predominant in larger forces. If training objectives do not require the use of all elements shown in a particular organization, users can omit the elements they do not need.

If the US force 100-633 participating in a peacekeeping operation, for example, the OPFOR may be the recognized military of a belligerent nation. However, some better-equipped infantry divisions may have battalion-sized units of these types. If the maneuver units are infantry or motorized infantry, the fire support units are more likely to be towed. However, total assets organic to a Ground Forces organi- zation or cm to it from higher levels should not exceed that which is realistic and appro- priate to the training scenario.

In addition to its motorized infantry brigades, this division may or may not have a separate tank battalion.