SCATMINWARNScatterable Minefield Warning
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This three-step process is also compatible with the standard formats and general instructions for the SCATMINREQ, SCATMINWARN. and SCATMINREC reports outlined in FM 101-5-2.
Step 2: Submit SCATMINWARN (serves as a Report of Initiation).
Before executing the minefield, the emplacing unit should disseminate the SCATMINWARN via FM radio on command nets and operations and intelligence nets to notify subordinate and adjacent units that the area is no longer safe for friendly movement and maneuver.
Should the corps or division commander withhold scatterable-minefield emplacement authority, existing doctrinal publications do not provide a consistent procedure to request planning or emplacement authority from the authorizing headquarters and do not clearly require units to submit scatterable-minefield warnings (SCATMINWARNs) before emplacing a scatterable minefield.