XM7 Fire Support Team Vehicle (FIST)
The XM7 FIST is a variant of the M2 Bradley used as an artillery forward observer vehicle in accordance with the fire support team concept. It's primary mission is to enhance combined arms efficiency by providing the FIST HQ with an operating base for targeting, self-locating and designating equipment which provides improvements in first round accuracy and by providing mobility and survivability comparable with the maneuver units being supported. The XM7 FIST greatly enhances the ability of the Field Artillery FIST to provide support to maneuver units. It enables the FIST headquarters to acquire and lase targets forterminally guided munitions and to coordinate fire support for the maneuver unit within a protective armored environment.
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