FM 6-20 FIRE SUPPORT IN THE AIRLAND BATTLE

*FM 6-20

HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 17 May 1988

FM 6-20

FIRE SUPPORT IN THE AIRLAND BATTLE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. PREFACE

  2. CHAPTER 1 FOUNDATIONS OF FIRE SUPPORT

    1. COMBAT POWER

    2. MANEUVER

    3. FIREPOWER

    4. PROTECTION

    5. LEADERSHIP

    6. FIRE SUPPORT

    7. FIRE SUPPORT SYSTEM

    8. NATURE OF FIRE SUPPORT

    9. BASIC TASKS OF FIRE SUPPORT

    10. FIRE SUPPORT AND THE PRINCIPLES OF WAR

    11. FIRE SUPPORT AND THE AIRLAND BATTLE

    12. FIRE SUPPORT AND THE THREAT

    13. FLEXIBILITY OF FIRE SUPPORT

  3. CHAPTER 2
    COMPONENTS OF THE FIRE SUPPORT SYSTEM

    Section I
    FIELD ARTILLERY RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. FIELD ARTILLERY-FIRE SUPPORT RELATIONSHIP

    2. COMMAND AND STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES

    3. FIELD ARTILLERY COMMAND STRUCTURE

    Section II
    FIRE SUPPORT COMMAND, CONTROL, AND COORDINATION FACILITIES AND PERSONNEL

    1. FIRE SUPPORT RESPONSIBILITY

    2. FIRE SUPPORT AT ECHELONS ABOVE CORPS

    3. FIRE SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS AT CORPS AND DIVISION

    4. FIRE SUPPORT AT BRIGADE AND BATTALION

    5. FIRE SUPPORT AT COMPANY

    Section III
    TARGET ACQUISITION AND BATTLEFIELD SURVEILLANCE

    1. TARGET ACQUISITION FOR FIRE SUPPORT

    2. TARGETING PROCESS

    3. TARGET ACQUISITION SOURCES

    4. WEAPONS LOCATING

    5. SENSOR TASKING

    6. TARGET AREA SURVEY

    7. COORDINATION INSTRUCTIONS

    Section IV
    FIRE SUPPORT RESOURCES

    1. SOURCES

    2. ATTACK CHARACTERISTICS

    3. FIELD ARTILLERY

    4. MORTARS

    5. NAVAL GUNFIRE

    6. TACTICAL AIR

    7. ARMY AVIATION

    8. ELECTRONIC WARFARE

    9. NUCLEAR WEAPONS

    10. CHEMICAL WEAPONS

  4. CHAPTER 3
    FIRE SUPPORT PLANNING AND COORDINATION

    1. RESPONSIBILITIES

    2. BASIC FIRE SUPPORT TASKS

    3. SUPPORT FORCES IN CONTACT

    4. SUPPORT THE BATTLE PLAN

    5. SYNCHRONIZE THE FIRE SUPPORT SYSTEM

    6. SUSTAIN THE FIRE SUPPORT SYSTEM

    7. FIRE SUPPORT PLANNING/COORDINATION PRINCIPLES

    8. PLANNING PROCESS

    9. INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATE

    10. COMMANDER'S ESTIMATE

    11. LOGISTIC ESTIMATE

    12. FIRE SUPPORT ESTIMATE

    13. ENGINEER ESTIMATE

    14. AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY ESTIMATE

    15. FIRE SUPPORT PLAN

    16. DEEP ATTACK

    17. FIRE SUPPORT FOR REAR OPERATIONS

  5. GLOSSARY

  6. REFERENCES

  7. AUTHORIZATION LETTER

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*This publication supersedes FM6-20, 31 December 1984.