Combat Reconnaissance Patrol (Warsaw Pact)
Combat Reconnaissance Patrols are typically task organized in platoon-strength, optionally with attached engineers or other reinforcing elements and dispatched by the Battalion, sometimes the Company. The maximum distance from friendly forces can range from 1-10 km reconnaissance depth. The Reconnaissance Patrol acts especially on open flanks, gaps or immediately in front of the battle formation of the dispatching unit.
The Tactical Symbol for a Combat Reconnaissance Patrol forms a circle with an arrow in the direction of reconnaissance, labelled with GAT/БРД, the dispatching unit and the time of the tasking.