Remote Sites

Fifteen MFO remote operational sites -- Sector Control Centers (SCCs), Observation Posts (OPs) and Checkpoints (CPs) --  and three unmanned communication sites are located throughout Zone C.

 

The MFO soldiers at remote sites perform the vital observation and reporting functions of the peacekeeping force, and are supported at their posts by the MFO logistics and communications systems.

All requirements for water, food, fuel (for on site generators) and other necessary supplies must be transported from the camps to support the soldiers on duty at these generally isolated sites. Expanding infrastructure in the southern and northern Sinai is permitting incremental connection of MFO sites to Egyptian civil electrical and telephone systems.

  • An SCC consists of a minimum of one officer, an operations section, a medic, and a rifle squad. It serves as a Command Post under the command of a company commander. 
  • An OP consists of one squad with one NCO continuously located in the field site area. It serves to observe and report.
  • A CP consists of one squad with one NCO continuously located in the field site area. It serves as a control point for MFO traffic entering or leaving treaty Zone C as well as carrying out observe and report functions.