A wire tap mission involves entering the AO and bugging an exposed wire. Rangers will be inserted into the AO on foot rather than by helicopter and will remain covert. The team must detect an exposed wire (which can be detected with the help of birddog) while remaining undetected. When the wire is found a soldier is selected to bug the wire. This does not require any equipment or special training. the team is then free to extract. For the mission to be successful stealth is vital, as being detected by an enemy will cause the mission to fail. Enemies killed but which do not detect you will not cause the mission to fail, only being detected is grounds for failure.