The imaginary enemy facing the participating troops is not only equipped with the latest weapons and equipment, but also employs a variety of terrible ambush tactics.
One of the imaginary enemy forces, played by 30 US and Bosnia and Herzegovina soldiers, hijacked a civilian bus and used civilians as a human shield to attract the attention of the US military before waiting for the US army to enter the ambush circle of the small town, then hid the main force in the roadside buildings, waiting for the prey hooked to fire fiercely.
Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army performed Counter-ambush operations in the European Town. (Official U.S. Army website)
Both participants used the Laser Simulated Engagement system to simulate actual firing and determine whether the target hit or not with the help of laser and air-bag bombs.
While some imaginary enemies attracted the attention of hooked American soldiers by firing accomplices, they also secretly approached and climbed to the Hummer and armored vehicles of the United States Army and threw grenades into the vehicle through the windows.
The ambushed U.S. troops tried to escape the ambush circle and find hidden places to rebuild their situation, but they found that the surrounding streets had turned into minefields (imaginary enemies laid a large number of mines in advance). A US captain named Scottie was hit by enemy fire while trying to rescue his wounded companion. He later said in an interview: The first information we received was that the enemy was coming towards (where we are), but it was not clear that they had actually occupied the whole town and turned it into a fortress for us to hook up.
The imaginary enemy used multiple firepower to encircle most of the U.S. military forces in the center of the town, and called for artillery fire to kill a net. Then, after introducing another batch of American convoys receiving call signals into the same ambush circle, it continued encirclement assistance.
Captain Alexander Herbert, who serves as a tactical adviser to the imaginary enemy, said, We deliberately set the training difficulty to a level close to the actual combat level and try to test their adaptability in every way possible. In particular, it also increases the interference factor of civilians, which makes the training of participating troops more difficult.
Major Stuart Galanhal, a senior psychological warfare instructor in the US Army, said: In the actual combat environment, the participating troops should not only face the soldiers of the enemy and our army, but also consider how to deal with the civilians left behind in the battlefield.
The participating U.S. forces included the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade under the 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas. (Compiler/Huang Jinyi)
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