Just a quick question on the time it takes to deploy and then stow the mast and surveillance equipment. On a recent TEWT where the recce sqn was withdrawing in contact the time given was 20 min to set-up and 30 to take down. This seemed excessive to me-I am wondering if there is a cbt stowage time?
I am questioning your statement of the Recce Sqn withdrawing in contact. If that were the case there would be no need to deploy a Mast or Remote. You would use your Binos, Map, SAS (if you had it), TAC NAV and your Gunnery (Sights and Laser) instead. You would not have the time to deploy surveillance equipment.
That being the case, there would be NO 10 to 30 minute factor to worry about.