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1 Squad Tactics- Ambush

2 Lesson Objectives Compare and contrast the two categories of ambush – hasty and deliberate Compare and contrast the two types of ambush – point and area Compare and contrast the two formations of ambush – linear and L-shaped List key planning considerations for a squad ambush List common elements and teams that squad leaders consider when organizing a squad ambush Plan a point or area ambush using a linear or L-shaped formation

3 Ambush An ambush is a surprise attack from a concealed position on a moving or temporarily halted target. Anti-armor ambushes are established when the mission is to destroy enemy armored or mechanized forces. Slide 3 of 30

4 Elements of an Ambush The three basic elements are: Security Support
Assault Slide 4 of 30

5 Ambush Classifications
Category Hasty Deliberate Type Point Area Formation Linear L- shape Slide 5 of 30

6 Ambush Stages Planning Occupying Executing Withdrawing Slide 6 of 30

7 Considerations for Planning an Ambush
Route ORP Leader’s recon of objectives Indirect fires and obstacles Occupation of ambush site Initiate ambush Actions on Objective Withdrawal Slide 7 of 30

8 Identify OBJ Slide 8 of 30

9 Route From patrol base to ORP From ORP to objective
From objective to ORP From ORP to patrol base Slide 9 of 30

10 Objective Rally Point (ORP)
Select location based on map recon and OAKOC analysis Occupy ORP by force or by deliberate occupation Establish ORP Sectors of fire Priorities of work Local security Slide 10 of 30

11 Select ORP Slide 11 of 30

12 Leader’s Recon of Objective
Issue five point contingency plan Plan the kill zone Identify Objective Identify kill zone / center of the kill zone Special Teams Locations LOA Fires Collection Points Release Point Slide 12 of 30

13 Leader’s Recon of Objective (2)
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14 Leader’s Recon of Objective (3)
Establish special teams location and sectors of fire Security Support Assault Surveillance Determine limit of advance (LOA) Determine release point (RP) Slide 14 of 30

15 Leader’s Recon of Objective (4)
Plan indirect fires Determine collections point Enemy prisoners of war (EPW) Casualty collection point (CCP) Demolition (demo) Complete plan Issue OPORD Slide 15 of 30

16 Indirect Fires and Obstacles
Plan indirect fires to destroy enemy in kill zone Cover dead space Isolate objective from escape or reinforcement (left, right, and far side) Screen movement off objective Slide 16 of 30

17 Indirect Fires and Obstacles (2)
Tie in kill zone with impassable terrain (OAKOC) Place mines to cover dead space or likely escape and counterattack routes Slide 17 of 30

18 Select Location for Key Components
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19 Occupation of Ambush Site
Travel from ORP to RP Security halt at RP Emplace left and right flank security Emplace support team Emplace assault team Emplace mines and obstacles PL must have visual center of kill zone PL positions for direct control of most casualty producing weapon If no claymores, PL must co-locate machine gun with PL in order for PL to give MG order to fire Slide 19 of 30

20 Initiate Ambush Left and Right Flank Security Give Early Warning to PL (SALUTE) Number of enemy and traveling technique Movement formation and speed Location of key leaders Distance from front to rear of enemy formation Location of most casualty producing weapons Slide 20 of 30

21 Initiate Ambush PL can not delegate task of initiating ambush
PL initiates ambush with the most casualty producing weapon Goal is to initiate when the majority of the enemy is in the center of the kill zone PL Initiates preplanned indirect fires Shift and lift fires signal to assault through kill zone Assault team assaults through kill zone to LOA Slide 21 of 30

22 Actions on Objective Assault element reports LOA to PL
Consolidate and reorganize to establish a hasty 180 degree defense to prevent counterattacks Team leaders request LACE report and submit LACE report to PL PL reports LACE, and SALUTE to higher command Slide 22 of 30

23 Actions on Objective (2)
PL Calls for Special Teams EPW Team Aid and Litter Team Demo Team Slide 23 of 30

24 Withdrawal Demo is prepared
PL signals for assault elements to withdraw PL signals for support team to withdraw PL gives “fire in the hole” signal Demo team ignites charges & departs with PL Slide 24 of 30

25 Withdrawal (2) The APL is at the RP counting squad members through the RP. Once to the RP, squad members form a hasty perimeter with EPWs and casualties in the center. They await PL’s order to move back to ORP. While en route to ORP, PL calls for preplanned indirect fires to cover his withdrawal. PL moves patrol to ORP. Patrol remains in ORP only long enough to collect and disseminate CCIR among all patrol members. The PL goal should be to depart from the ORP within three or four minutes. While en route to Patrol Base, PL sends required reports to higher (SALUTE and LACE and CCIR). Slide 25 of 30

26 Platoon Area Ambush Slide 26 of 30

27 Squad Ambush Technique 1
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28 Squad Ambush Technique 2
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29 Platoon Linear Point Ambush
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30 Platoon L-Shaped Area Ambush
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31 Limitations to Squad Ambush
9-Soldier squad limits ambush techniques and options Squad size limits ability to deploy 2-Soldier security teams out on flanks and to rear (leaves 3 Soldiers to conduct ambush) Number of organic squad radios limits ability to displace support and security elements Number of Soldiers and radios limits ability to conduct effective L-shaped ambush Two techniques exist to assist squad leaders to plan and conduct squad ambush Slide 31 of 30

32 Closing Summary Review Objectives Questions??? Slide 32 of 30

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