Washington DC: Headquarters, Department of the Army, 1971. TEST (Draft) issue. Wraps. Various paginations (approximately 270 pages). Illustrations. Diagrams. References. Equipment. Glossary. Index. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Three-hole punched and Staplebound. Cover has some wear and soiling. This test field manual represents the state-of-knowledge, state-of-practice, and state-of doctrine for the U.S. Army toward the end of the Vietnam War. Equipment addressed reflect, at an unclassifed level, the current state-of-the-art in such technologies. S.T.A.N.O. represents Surveillance Target Acquisition and Night Observation. This is a real grouping of technology in our military. The type of equipment included in this grouping are night vision devices, Intrusion detection devices, man portable surveillance radar, laser aiming, ranging and detecting devices, certain specialized optical systems such as stabilized optical monoculars and binoculars. The concept of S.T.A.N.O. evolved from a high tech solution for maximizing intelligence gathering efficiency while minimizing human risk. The term S.T.A.N.O. was first coined by General Westmoreland which represented his perspective of a specialized grouping of technological innovations pertaining to the electronic battlefield. The purpose of this manual was to provide the guidance required for the tactical planning, employment, and management of surveillance, target acquisition, and night operations (STANO) systems at division and lower echelons. STANO is an element of the Intelligence subsystem of the Integrated Battlefield Control System (IBCS). The IBCS is the structural framework of personnel,o organizations, concepts, doctrine and equipment integrating the functions of combat into a coherent system. This document is a field manual (Test) as defined in Army Regulation 310-3. There is no information that this was ever issued as an authorized field manual. This may have been superseded by Surveillance, Target Acquisition, Night Operations, and Countersurveillance (STANOC). United States Army Field Manuals are published by the United States Army's Army Publishing Directorate. As of 27 July 2007, some 542 field manuals were in use. They contain detailed information and how-tos for procedures important to soldiers serving in the field. Starting in 2010, the US Army began review and revision of all of its doctrinal publications, under the initiative "Doctrine 2015". Since then, the most important doctrine have been published in Army Doctrine Publications and Army Doctrine Reference Publications, replacing the former key Field Manuals. Army Techniques Publications, Army Training Circulars, and Army Technical Manuals round out the suite new of doctrinal publications. Not all FMs are being rescinded; 50 select Field Manuals will continue to be published, periodically reviewed and revised. Condition: Good.
Keywords: Surveillance, Target Acquisition, Night Vision, Night Operations, Integrated Battlefield Control System, IBCS, Electronic Warfare, Signal Security, Tactical Operations, Unattended Ground Sensors, Military Logistics