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FPCONs

Force Protection Conditions

Force Protection Conditions

series of measures designed to increase level of unit's defense against terrorist attacks

common factors for FPCONs


-terrorist threat level


-capability to penetrate existing physical security systems


-risk of terrorist attack to which personnel and assets are exposed


-protected asset's criticality to their missions

FPCON NORMAL

general global threat

FPCON ALPHA

increased general threat

FPCON BRAVO

increased or more predictable threat

FPCON CHARLIE

incident occurs or intelligence is received indicating some form of terrorist

defense readiness condition

an alert posture (DEFCON)

DEFCON 5

normal peacetime readiness

DEFCON 4

normal, increased intelligence and strengthened security measures

DEFCON 3

increase in force readiness above normal readiness

DEFCON 2

further increase in force readiness, but less than maximum

DEFCON 1

maximum force readiness