Field Artillery Units
The Field Artillery team consists of four major elements, each playing a distinctive and critical role.
The Fire Support Team (FIST) FIST works at company level in armor, infantry, and cavalry units and is responsible for developing the fire support plan to support and protect his unit. The FIST uses laser technology as well as the Mark I eyeball to acquire targets, uses advanced radios to call for artillery fire, and adjust that fire onto the target. Manned by Field Artillery officers and soldiers , the Fire Support Team is the front end of Field Artillery's devastating fires.
Target Acquisition The radar platoon is responsible for acquiring deep targets and protecting the force by employing sophisticated target acquisition systems such as radars. The radar sections are the eyes that acquire enemy field artilllery rocket and cannon fire and transmit the coordinates to friendly units for immediate suppressive fires.
The Fire Direction Center (FDC) is the brain of the Field Artillery team. Using a variety of digital computer and communications systems, the FDC is a team that translates the FIST's call for artillery fire into information that can be used by the guns to place "Steel on target" within seconds after receiving the call for fire. Te Fire Direction Centers are the hubs that focus all of the Field Artillery's many assets on the enemy.
The Firing Battery The howitzers, cannons, and rocket/missile launchers are the the machines that deliver 'Steel On Target'. All other elements of the FA team; the FIST, target acquisition, and FDC serve to enable the firing units to deliver devastating Field Artillery fires at the right time and place on the battlefield.
UNIT LOCATION WEAPON SYSTEMS 1ST IN DIVARTY FT. RILEY, KS 155SP 1ST AR DIVARTY BAUMHOLDER, GE 155SP, MLRS 1ST CAV DIVARTY FT. HOOD, TX 155SP 2D AR DIVARTY FT. HOOD, TX 155SP 2D IN DIVARTY KOREA 155SP, MLRS 3D IN DIVARTY BAMBERG, GE 155SP, MLRS 4TH IN DIVARTY FT. CARSON, CO 155SP 10TH MTN DIVARTY FT. DRUM, NY 105T 17TH FA BDE FT. SILL, OK 155SP, MLRS 18TH FA BDE FT. BRAGG, NC 155T, MLRS 24TH IN DIVARTY FT. STEWART, GA 155SP Paladin 25TH IN DIVARTY HAWAII 105T, 155T 41ST FA BDE BABENHAUSEN, GE MLRS 42D FA BDE FT. POLK, LA 155SP 75TH FA BDE FT. SILL, OK 155SP, 8", MLRS 82D ABN DIVARTY FT. BRAGG, NC 105T 101ST AA DIVARTY FT. CAMPBELL, KY 105T
210TH FA BDE FT. LEWIS, WA 155T212TH FA BDE FT. SILL, OK 155SP, 8", MLRS 214TH FA BDE FT. SILL, OK 155SP, MLRS 5-11 FA BN FT. RICHARDSON, AK 105T 4-41 FA BN FT. BENNING, GA 155SP A/1-77 FA BTRY FT. KNOX, KY 155SP D/319 FA BTRY VICENZA, ITALY 105T
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