USES/APPLICATION 2. Friendly Forces -Coordination with platoon leader -Coordination with mounted fire support - Coordination with air support (marking)
USES/APPLICATION 3. Fragility of Building -Use of hand grenades upon entrance -Boobytraps -Fire support
MOUT Principles Surprise – the element of surprise is paramount when clearing buildings Security – securing the area around the building to prohibit more of the enemy entering Simplicity – easier the concept, easier to train and becomes automatic Speed – like surprise, speed is paramount to catch the enemy off guard
4 Man Stack 1 Man (rifleman) – Assumes position on the door first with eyes and weapon oriented on door. 2 Man (M203) – Close in tight with weapon oriented in the high or low ready. 3 Man (TL) – Same actions as 2 with weapon oriented opposite of 2 man. 4 Man (M249) – Same actions as 3 with weapon oriented in direction will move upon entry & also responsible for rear security.
Door Placement CENTER FED ROOM CORNER FED ROOM The assault element flows in the path of least resistance.
Points of Domination Center FedCorner Fed
Sectors of Fire #1 man’s sector of fire 1 o’clock #2 man’s sector of fire 11 o’clock Corner Fed
Sectors of Fire Cont #3 man’s sector of fire 1 o’clock and 11 o’clock #4 man’s sector of fire 11 o’clock and 1 o’clock Corner Fed
SUMMARY USES/APPLICATION MOUT PRINCIPLES 4 MAN STACK DOOR PLACEMENT POINTS OF DOMINATION SECTORS OF FIRE