M1131 Stryker FSV - Fire Support Vehicle
The Fire Support Vehicle [FSV] provides enhanced surveillance, target acquisition, target identification, target designation, and communications supporting the BCT with "first round" fire-for-effect capability. It integrates the current M707 Striker Mission Equipment Package. The FSV provides the Fire Support Teams (FIST) with the capability to automate command and control functions, to perform fire support planning, directing, controlling and cross-functional area coordination, and execution.
The fire support team (FIST) consists of the fire support officer (FSO), the fire support (FS) NCO, and one fire support specialist. It is equipped with the fire support vehicle (FSV) and has the Striker to provide a combat laser designation capability for delivery of precision artillery or aerial-delivered munitions. The FIST assists the company commander in planning, integrating, coordinating, and executing all types of available supporting fires during tactical operations. The FIST is the commander's primary fire support coordinator and provides the commander a direct link to battalion indirect fire support systems.
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