This manual is primarily written for U.S. Army long-range surveillance units (LRSU) and other Infantry reconnaissance and surveillance (R&S) units. It is also provided for use by corps, division, brigade combat team (BCT); battlefield surveillance brigade (BFSB); and reconnaissance and surveillance squadron commanders and staffs; instructors of U.S. Army corps, division, and BCT Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations. In addition, many of the subjects covered should be a ready and useful reference for other branches of the U.S. Army and U.S. military, and for multinational forces working in a joint environment.
This manual defines the organization, roles, operational requirements, mission tasks, battlefield functions, and command and control (C2) relationships of LRSUs organic to the R&S squadron of the BFSB. It also provides the doctrine for LRSU to use in combat training and combat. It establishes a common base of tactical knowledge from which leaders can develop specific solutions to LRSU tactical problems.