By The United States Army

"This box handbook (FM) is meant to aid company-level leaders comprehend the rules and methods of camouflage, concealment, and decoys (CCD). to stay doable, all devices needs to observe CCD to body of workers and gear. Ignoring a threat's skill to observe pleasant operations at the battlefield is shortsighted and hazardous. pleasant devices improve their survivability functions in the event that they are good versed in CCD ideas and techniques."-From the Preface.

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Proper placement and dispersal of equipment and operations are essential. Use natural screens (terrain masking); however, urban areas often provide the best concealment for counterattack and reserve forces. ) When using forests as natural screens, carefully consider factors such as the height and density of vegetation, the amount and darkness of shadows cast by the screen, and the appropriateness of the particular screen for the season. The condition and quality of natural screens have a decisive effect on the capability to conceal units.

Try to make the decoy slightly more conspicuous than the real target. Chapter 4 Offensive Operations CCD countermeasures implemented during an offensive operation deceive the enemy or prevent it from discovering friendly locations, actions, and intentions. Successful CCD contributes to achieving surprise and reduces subsequent personnel and equipment losses. PREPARATIONS 4-1. The main CCD concern in preparing for offensive operations is to mask tactical unit deployment. While CCD is the primary means of masking these activities, deceptive operations frequently achieve the same goals.

No single solution exists for enhancing the survivability of HVTs with CCD (except for large-area smoke screens). The characteristics of many such targets are unique and require the creative application of CCD principles and techniques. Therefore, the CCD planning process presented in this section is not intended to impose a regimen that must be followed at all costs. Rather, it suggests a logical sequence that has proven successful over time. In fact, the steps outlined below often lead to creative CCD solutions simply because they allow designers to consider the many options, benefits, and pitfalls of CCD employment.

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