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Combat Use of Light Infantry: Tactics with LMV Iveco

Abstract:

Light Infantry units are primarily equipped with the Iveco light armored vehicles in the Army of the Czech Republic. Similar type of vehicles was acquired by the armies of some other NATO members. Armored LMVs represent a new category of equipment and no specific tactical procedures have yet been created. The aim of the text was to develop general tactical light infantry procedures for the current training needs of units with Iveco LMVs. In the text, combat battle drills on vehicles and tactical procedures for the use of light units equipped with the LMV Iveco have been created. Combat deployment experience and results of live simulation were main source of information for development of LMV tactics and procedures. Presented procedures can be used for training of units equipped with LMV Iveco. The use of light armored vehicles also showed the design limits of this technique. LMVs Iveco cannot fulfill the role of primary vehicle of light infantry units on a conventional battlefield mainly due to their low level of endurance.

Major Karel Zetocha, PhD., born in 1977, graduated from the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University Brno in political science, international relations and European studies. He worked as assistant professor at the Institute for Strategic Studies Defense University in Brno (2007). From 2011 was assigned to the 74th Light Motorized Battalion. Currently he works at the General Staff of the Army of the Czech Republic. He professionally focuses on the issues of functioning of security forces in democracy, defense policy and military science. He is the author of the monograph Intelligence Services in the New Democracy: the Czech Republic, editor of the Military Strategy textbook and the author of many articles.

Country: Czech Republic

20/03/2018

 

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