Understanding weapon control states - Guide - UNITAF Force Manual (FM)




Understanding weapon control states
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FM/BG-335.V1.02 - Understanding weapon control states
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A weapon control status is a temporary condition set by the Commander of an operation, one state is always in effect. It describes the terms under which elements can engage valid targets. Under normal conditions a rifleman or element would contact report a target and await authorisation to fire. A weapon control status modifies this condition and allows those elements to fire using self authorisation under certain conditions based on target identification criteria. The Commander sets and adjusts the weapon control state based on friendly and enemy disposition and clarity of the overall situation.

A weapon control state is not the same as the Rules of Engagement (ROE) or the Law of armed conflict (LOAC) which always apply.

Published by Maj James on 13/01/2024 at 23:32

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FM/BG-335.V1.01 - Understanding weapon control states
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A weapon control status is a condition set by the most Commander of an operation. It describes the terms under which elements can engage valid targets. Under normal conditions a rifleman or element would contact report a target and await authorisation to fire. A weapon control status modifies this condition and allows those elements to fire using self authorisation under certain conditions, based on target identification criteria. The Commander sets and adjusts weapons control states based on friendly and enemy disposition and clarity of the overall situation.

A weapon control state is a temporary condition and is not the same as the Rules of Engagement (ROE) or the Law of armed conflict (LOAC) which always apply.

Published by Maj James on 13/01/2024 at 23:13
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FM/BG-335.V1.00 - Understanding weapon control states
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A weapon control status is a condition set by the most Commander of an operation. It describes the terms under which elements can engage valid targets. Under normal conditions a rifleman or element would contact report a target and await authorisation to fire. A weapon control status modifies this condition and allows those elements to fire using self authorisation under certain conditions, based on target identification criteria. The Commander sets and adjusts weapons control states based on friendly and enemy disposition and clarity of the overall situation.

A weapon control state is a temporary condition and is not the same as the Rules of Engagement (ROE) or the Law of arm conflict (LOAC) which always apply.

Published by Maj James on 13/01/2024 at 21:41
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