What are the levels of force protection?
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army in Europe relies on five Force Protection Condition (FPCON) levels — Normal, A, B, C and D — or as the Army says, Normal, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta. The levels increase from lowest condition at Normal to the highest and most protective at Delta.
FPCON Delta, the highest and most protective level, limits installation access to mission-essential personnel and other personnel as determined by the commander.
- Level 1 – Presence of a Law Enforcement Officer.
- Level 2 – Verbal Response.
- Level 3 – Empty Hand Techniques.
- Level 4 – Non-Deadly Weaponry.
- Level 5 – Lethal Force.
As a result, FPCON Normal is the lowest of the force protection levels in terms of danger/security risk. The Department of Defense generally assigns FPCON Normal during peacetime. It describes a situation of no perceived global or terrorist threat with routine security warranted.
|III||Large tactical-force operations (including airborne, heliborne, amphibious, infiltration, and bypassed enemy forces)||Timely commitment of a TCF|
There are 7 security forces in CAPF namely- Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Assam Rifles (AR), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Security Guards (NSG) and Border Security Forces (BSF).
There are 5 levels of threat: low - an attack is highly unlikely. moderate - an attack is possible but not likely. substantial - an attack is likely.
FPCON ALPHA describes a situation where there is a small and general terrorist threat that is not predictable. However, agencies will inform personnel that there is a possible threat and standard security procedure review is conducted. (Usually must show one or two military base IDs at gates.)
- FPCON NORMAL. Applies when a general global threat of possible terrorist activity exists and warrants a routine security posture. ...
- FPCON ALPHA. ...
- FPCON BRAVO. ...
- FPCON CHARLIE.
Typical Level I threats include foreign intelligence entities and terrorists who may conduct espionage, subversion, sabotage, assassination, and IED/bombing attacks. Level II Threats. Level II threats include small-scale forces that can pose serious threats to military forces and civilians.
What is meant by force protection?
Force protection (FP) is a term used by the US military to describe preventive measures taken to mitigate hostile actions in specific areas or against a specific population.