Continuous Operations SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for BIFV (bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle) Units
Final rept. Jan-Dec 1985
LITTON SYSTEMS INC SUNNYVALE CA MELLONICS SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT DIV
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Based upon the analysis of the Threat and the emerging role of the Bradley in combined arms operations, it is apparent that there is a clear need for increased Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle BIFV unit awareness of the combat-relevant aspects of continuous operations. This need must be met by providing small unit leaders with appropriate tools for preparing to survive and fight under conditions of prolonged operations. One of these tools is a Continuous Operations CONOPS Annex To Company Tactical Standing Operating Procedure. This SOP provides guidance suitable for establishing a routine work rest schedule that units can use immediately to improve sleep discipline. Placing guidelines for the conduct of continuous operations in the hands of leaders at companyplatoonsquad levels will increase awareness of the issue and provide a tool for evaluating unit implementation of continuous operations procedures during unit ARTEPS. Keywords Infantry fighting vehicle Leader span of control Leadership Tactics Training.
- Combat Vehicles