FM 5-103 Survivability

The purpose of this manual is to integrate survivability into the over-
all AirLand battle structure. Survivability doctrine addresses when,
where, and how fighting and protective battlefield positions are prepared
for individual soldiers, troop units, vehicles, weapons, and equipment. This
manual implements survivability tactics for all branches of the combined
arms team.
Battlefield survival critically depends on the quality of protection afforded
by the positions. The full spectrum of survivability encompasses planning
and locating position sites, designing adequate overhead cover, analyzing
terrain conditions and construction materials, selecting excavation
methods, and countering the effects of direct and indirect fire weapons.
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