Contact Reports/ Update

Hello all,

This is SSG Zero and today i have some news over the next coming weeks i will be posting tips/tricks and helpful information that you can use in your daily operations on the NAK servers whether it be on the main servers Altis, Malden and Tanoa or it be on the Zeus server or when NAK TAC is doing operations. All of this information will be coming from the NAK TAC manual so this will be a quick summary of it but, if you would like to look at the topic in more detail there will be a link attached to the section that will take you to the topic that i have covered in the post.

Regarding the posts they will be broken up into sections so for example the remaining of this week i will be posting stuff from our maunal related to radio procedures then next will be a new topic like group formations or how to do a proper vehicle convoy and each topic will have its own week dedicated to that topic. Also if you would like to clarify anything regarding the posts or have any other question or stuff you would like to see posted that i have not covered and is not in the manual i will do my best to pull accurate information together regarding that info and will post it in with a topic were i see it will be the most beneficial so you can get most out of what is being posted.

Now to get on with Contact reports. So what is a contact report you may ask, a contact report will usually occur when a group/section has taken fire from enemies or an unknown force in there current area of operation. Why are they important, because being able to concisely report enemy locations is a critical communication skill to have and it will also help identify the threat quickly and efficiently so you will be able to eliminate the threat and minimize friendly casualties.

The contact report will consist of five key elements that must be presented in a specific order for it to be effective. They are as follows

Typically the word “Contact” will be used. This should be the first thing to come out of your mouth when you spot the enemy or unknown force. Saying this gives everyone a heads ups that something important is going to happen over the radio and should start scanning the surrounding area. Also the radio comms must be kept clear so command is able to hear what is going and be able to react appropriately.

Target range is essential and allows players to react to the threat’s proximity and if the target is in range to be a threat. Give a rough range immediately -“Contact front, 100m” Use tools like your compass or Vector 21 to get a more accurate range but with experience you will be able to give an rough estimate that will be close to as using a compass or Vector 21.

After giving a range/distance the direction must follow immediately to give your fireteam members time to look in that direction and prepare for contact.
There are 4 types of orientation that you should use.
Relative Bearing : If a direction of movement has been established using relative directions such as “Front”, “Left”, “Right”, “Rear” are great
General compass bearing : this would be “North”, “North-West” etc, very easy to use and easy to understand.
Specific compass bearing : Used for high precision reporting when units are fairly close to each other which involves reading the exact compass bearing.
Clock bearing : Clock bearings are never used aside from by single vehicle crews, since a vehicle has a common 12 o’clock that all crew members are familiar with.

This is very straightforward describe what you are seeing so are there vehicles, infantry, anit-air etc. you would also describe the amount you see so for example “5x infantry” “1x Varusk MBT” “2x bobcat”.

If the time and situation allows it add more information. This can include things like:
Specific Degree bearing to the target : Exact bearing of the target.
Info about what the target is doing : Are they patrolling, are they sleeping etc.
Specific positioning of the target : What is the target near for example are they near trees, buildings etc.

This comes to the end of what a contact report consists of.
To see the full document go to this link scroll down to “Section 13 Communication” then go down to the topic “MESSAGE PROTOCOLS” and it will be the second sub topic called “CONTACT REPORT”