MOUT vs CQB

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MOUT vs CQB

Postby Ryan » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:16 pm

Basic questions! :D

How does MOUT - Military Operations in Urban Terrain - differ from CQB - Close Quarter Battle?
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Re: MOUT vs CQB

Postby ClearRight » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:05 pm

Isn't MOUT an umbrella term, including CQB, humanitarian aid, patrolling, etc etc.? Basically every operation the military undertakes in an urban environment is MOUT, whereas CQB is just that - Close Quarters Battle.
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Re: MOUT vs CQB

Postby jimothy_183 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:05 am

CR is pretty much right on. A similar definition posted by me can be found here.
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Re: MOUT vs CQB

Postby Ryan » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:27 am

ClearRight wrote:Isn't MOUT an umbrella term, including CQB, humanitarian aid, patrolling, etc etc.? Basically every operation the military undertakes in an urban environment is MOUT, whereas CQB is just that - Close Quarters Battle.


Basically, and often forms combined arms, larger unit structures (squad, platoon on up) in operations boxes and other limits of the area they are patrolling. You can think about it as that. MOUT is often broader, area-focused.
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Re: MOUT vs CQB

Postby Ryan » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:32 am

How about CLOSE COMBAT? I think CQB is combat in CLOSE TERRAIN so close combat IS CQB.
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Re: MOUT vs CQB

Postby Breacher01 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:35 am

you can look at it in 3 ways:

1: They are a military and a LE acronym for the same conditions
2: Military personel execute MOUT, until they reach a indoor objective where the name changes to CQB.
3: Most likely its kind of a grey area, and you can 't really compare military ROE and conditions to LE's equivalent.
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