Chapter 9 - Rural Surveillance

This large chapter deals with planning a surveillance in a rural area, camouflage, concealment and the construction of different types of rural hide are covered in depth. An important part of this section is how to recce and deploy an OP team identifying, routes, suitable drop off points and pick up points together with alternatives if things go wrong.

  • Types of rural OP
  • Camouflage & concealment
  • Rural OP planning & reconnaissance
  • OP team insertion: routes, countdown markers, drop off points
  • Alternative plans
  • Animals & wildlife
  • Establishing the OP
  • Construction of rural hides
  • OP equipment
  • OP team extraction: routes, countdown markers, pick points
  • OP compromises
  • Field craft
  • Close Target Recce