Accession Number : ADA335862

Title :   Selected Training Practices for Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT)

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 96-Jun 97

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Sulzen, Robert H.

PDF Url : ADA335862

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The Army and Marine Corps both consider Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) to be a central part of future training and together have a joint MOUT Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) underway. Training facilities for military and law enforcement agencies include firing ranges, mock towns or villages, and shoot houses. Makeshift facilities for dry fire drills include engineer tape staked out on the ground and rooms in any building available. Training in Close Quarter Combat (CQC) is offered in Army and Marine Corps training courses. Training time was mostly allocated to live fire and live simulation. Team dry fire drills were often extensively practiced before team live fire, but considered as a part of the safety training required as a part of live firing. Before team live fire training, Army units usually conduct individual marksmanship training. In many cases, standards were set for individual qualification before soldiers could participate in team live fire. Live simulation was both with the multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) and Simunition. Law enforcement agencies (including Military Police) and Marines were more likely to use Simunition. Those using Simunition who also had experience with MILES preferred Simunition for live simulation training.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *ARMY TRAINING, *MARINE CORPS TRAINING, *URBAN WARFARE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ARMY PERSONNEL, COMBAT READINESS, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL, ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY TACTICS, MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE