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FM 44-85

FIELD MANUAL
NO. 44-85
HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 21 February 1997

FM 44-85

PATRIOT BATTALION AND BATTERY OPERATIONS

Table of Contents


Preface

Chapter 1 - The Army Mission and the Role of Air Defense Artillery

ADA Role

Patriot Mission

Doctrine

Chapter 2 - The Threat

Threat During Lodgment

Threat as the Lodgment Expands

Chapter 3 - Patriot Battalion Planning

Planning Considerations

ADA Brigade Planning

Battalion Planning

Rehearsals

Chapter 4 - Force-Projection Operations

Predeployment Activity

Deployment and Entry Operations

Operations

War Termination and Postconflict Operations

Considerations

Chapter 5 - Operations

Defensive Operations

ABT Defense Design

TBM Defense Design

HIMAD Task Force

Defense Design Recommendations

Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence

Remote Launch

Emplacement

Chapter 6 - Patriot Combat Service Support

Organizations and Functions

Planning

Operations

Supply

Maintenance

Transportation

Field Services

Rear Area Protection

Reconstitution

Appendix A - Battalion and Battery Checklists

Unit Vehicle Checklist

Towed Load Checklist

Patriot Equipment Checklist

Power Generator Checklist

Communications Equipment Checklist

Individual- and Crew-Served Weapons Checklist

MANPADS (Stinger) Checklist

Unit Operational Readiness Checklist

Battery Commander's Checklist

Briefing Checklist

RSOP Checklist

Staff Coordination Checklist

Ground Defense Checklist

CP Checklist

Convoy Checklist

MILVAN Load Checklist

Appendix B - Patriot Battalion Equipment and Organization

Patriot System Operational Overview

Patriot Battery Equipment

Patriot Battalion Fire Direction Center Equipment

Communications Relay Group

Antenna Mast Group

Radar Set, Semitrailer-Mounted, AN/MPQ-53

Electric Power Plant, Truck-Mounted

Launching Station, Guided Missile, Semitrailer-Mounted, M901

Patriot Guided Missile, Intercept Aerial, MIM-104

Patriot Maintenance Support

Tactical Equipment, Weights and Dimensions

Unit Organization

Appendix C - IPB in Support of Air Defense Operations

Define the Air Battlefield Environment

Describe the Battlefield Effects (Terrain/Weather Analysis)

Evaluate the Air Threat

Determine Air Threat Courses of Action

Appendix D - Battle Books

Preparation

Appendix E - Rail/Sea/Highway/Air Transportability

Rail Transport

Sea Transport

Highway Transportability

Guided Missile Transportability

Transportability Documentation

Air Transportability

Equipment Dimensional Characteristics

Appendix F - Safety

Risk Management Process

Vehicle Movement and Convoys

Safety From RF Radiation Hazards and Launcher Backblast

Appendix G - Communications

Battalion Communications Requirements

Battery Communications Requirements

Patriot Communications Planning

Glossary

References

Authorization Letter


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