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Intro to Mils
Mil is the colloquial term for milliradian. Similar to how a circle can be divided in 360° (degrees) a mil divides a circle in 6400 parts.
On the picture above you see degrees on the outside and mils on the inside.
Important: When measuring with the Arma Maptools one must make sure that one adds the correct numbers of digits. Every measurement below the 10 on the outer ring, must have 3 digits, everything above and including the 10 mark must have 4 digits.
Another way of doing this is to add two 0 to the major measurement and then refine it when going onto the small ticks.
Sidenote: Technically a Mil would be 6283.185 part of a circle. Sight manufactures use this definition of a mil which is derived from SI units. However in most militaries, including the NATO, 6400 parts are used, as this makes calculations much easier, while still providing decent accuracy.
UNITAF Standard Operating Proceedure (SOP) is adapted from two primary source materials - in addition to our own experience and past learnings:
US Army Techniques Publication, Infantry Platoon and Squad (ATP 3-21.8) ->view online
Dyslexi's Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures for Arma 3 (TTP3) -> view online