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  • Dragoon Squadron (Airborne) A Proposal to Provide Provide All Weather Armor Support, Anti-Armor and Assault Fire Support, Protected Maneuver, Shock Action and Mobility to the Airborne, Air Assault, and Light Infantry Divisions
  • Purpose• To provide a replacement for firepower and mobility lost by the retirement of the M551 Sheridan Armored Reconnaissance Air Assault Vehicle (AR/AAV) and cancellation of the M8 Buford Armored Gun System at minimum cost to the U.S. Army using the M113 Gavin originally known as the Airborne Multi-Purpose Vehicle Family (AM-PVF) to prevail in 21st full-spectrum operations against nation- state and sub-national enemies with or without surveillance strike systems
  • U.S. Army XVIII Airborne Corps must be able to rapidlyair-deploy anywhere in the world to overcome enemySurveillance Strike Complex observation/fires--must beable to clear Assault Landing Zones quickly andwithout casualties: Light tracked armored vehiclesneeded so decisive follow-on-forces can airland
  • Bird’s Eye view: even a Short Take-Offand Landing (STOL) strip is a large areafor ground forces to secure and clear forairlanding
  • Army Airborne must clear a The Threatslarge open-area, minimally 3,000feet by 100 feet landing strip ofall threats, obstacles andforeign objects so rubber-tiredaircraft can airland follow-on-forces in just 4 hours... Foot Soldiers vulnerable to enemy fires *Small-Arms fire *Mortars *Machine Guns *Grenade launchers *Artillery *Mines *Obstacles
  • M113A3 ACAV: light tracked armored vehicle in U.S. Army service todayM113A3s lead wayinto Bosnia FM 7-7Goes U.S. Army Europe Immediate Reactionanywhere! Force uses C-130 airlanded M113A3s
  • M113 Proven in combat; on duty today all over the world by free world armies...Palestine/Lebanon Panama East Timor Vietnam Iraq
  • M113A3 ACAV: 10.5-ton AFV easily Airborne, rapidly deployable to anywhere in the world by airdrop/airland airland airdropAll needed expertise ready at Fort Bragg and Pope AFB
  • Designate 1 Squadron of the 2nd ACR to bethe Dragoon Squadron (Airborne) withAirborne-qualified Dragoons/Scouts on jumpstatus at Fort Polk, Louisiana equippedprimarily M113A3 ACAVs: M113A3s alreadysuccessfully used by Airborne at JRTC Airborne Sappers @JRTC with borrowed M113A3 Airborne Partners
  • M113A3 ACAV: Air Assault transportable by U.S. Army helicopters Flies over enemy mines and ambushes to do CE operations on terrain of our choosing like British Army entered Kosovo in ‘99
  • M113A3 ACAV Armor Protects Dragoons fromenemy threats in order to accomplish the mission Tracks not stopped by fires
  • M113A3 ACAV tracked mobility delivers Dragoonsrapidly/safely to clear large open areas; can pushaside, crush large vehicle-emplaced obstacleswithout time-consuming hand reduction (dozerblade and bump guards can be fitted)
  • Mission• Provide All-Weather, Anti-Armor protection, Assault fires, security, and reconnaissance to the Airborne Division.• Close with and destroy enemy forces using fire, maneuver, and shock effect in digital coordination with other arms.• Mechanize up to one infantry battalion of the Airborne, Air Assault, or Light Division when required or act as a separate Cavalry unit
  • Employment• The Dragoon Squadron may be employed – As a organic, separate battalion for mounted combat or combined with up to an infantry battalion of dismounting infantry in offensive or defensive operations similar to a tank-mechanized infantry TF – As detached companies to brigades or battalions – As detached platoons to battalions or companies – to conduct mounted raids – by airdrop or air assault into a combat zone for forced-entry shock action to secure the airhead – Mobile Reserve for Commanders available from initial assault
  • Characteristics• Air-Transportable by C-130, C-17, C-141B or C- 5 fixed-wing aircraft• Air-liftable by CH-47D/F or CH-53E rotary-wing aircraft• Air-Droppable by LVAD parachutes• HHC has sufficient transport to move the HHC of a Airborne, Air Assault, or Light Infantry Battalion in addition to its own units.• Dragoon Troops have sufficient transport to mount an Airborne, Air Assault, or Light Infantry Company and collectively an entire Infantry Battalion
  • OrganizationDragoon Squadron (Airborne) 1-2 Dragoons 82nd ABD HQ 1-2 DGN A 1-2DGN B 1-2 DGN C 1-2 DGN D 1-2 DGN
  • HQ Troop HQ 1-2 DGNTAC CP 1-2 DGN HQ A 1-2 DGN HQ B 1-2 DGN REAR CP 1-2 DGN 4 x HMMWV 3 x HMMWV w/TLR 3 x HMMWV w/TLR 3 x HMMWV w/TLR 3 x M113A3 2 x M113A3 2 x M113A3 3 x M2 HMG 3 x Javelin ATGM 2 x M2 HMG 2 x M2 HMG 7 x M2 HMG 4 x M240B MMG 4 x M240B MMG 6 x M240B MMG CO HQ 1-2 DGN AT 1-2 DGN MORT 1-2 DGN 3 x HMMWV w/TLR 6 x HMMWV w/TOW 2 x HMMWV w/TLR 1x LMTV 6 x M240B MMG 4 x M1064A3 120mm Mortars 4 x M2 HMG 6 x M2 HMG SPT 1-2 DGN MED 1-2 DGN SIG 1-2 DGN MAINT 1-2 DGN 3 x HMMWV w/TLR 7 x HMMWV 3 x HMMWV w/TLR 2 x HMMWV w/TLR 19 x LMTV w/TLR 4 x M806 Recovery M113A3s 6 x LMTV w/TLR 2 x WRKR
  • HQ Troop Mission• Provide Command, Control, and Service Support to the Battalion• Provide AT Fires for the Battalion• Provide Indirect Fires for the Battalion
  • Dragoon Troop A 1-2 DGN B 1-2 DGN C 1-2 DGNHQ A MORT A 1 A 2 A 3 A4 x M113A3 2 x M1064A3 Mort 6 x M113A3 6 x M113A3 6 x M1131 x LMTV w/TLR 2 x M2 HMG 6 x Javelin ATGM 6 x Javelin ATGM 6 x Javelin1 x HMMWV 3 x M2 HMG 3 x M2 HMG 3 x M2 HMG2 x Javelin ATGM 3 x MK19 AGL 3 x MK19 AGL 3 x MK19 AGL6 x M2 HMG 12 x M240B MMG 12 x M240B MMG 12 x M240B MMG8 x M240B MMG 2LT – 1 2LT – 1 2LT – 1 SFC – 1 SFC – 1 SFC – 1 SSG –2 SSG –2 SSG –2 SGT – 2 SGT – 2 SGT – 2 CPL -2 CPL -2 CPL -2 SPC - 8 SPC - 8 SPC - 8
  • Dragoon Troop Mission• Provide Anti-Armor protection, security, and reconnaissance.• Close with and destroy enemy forces using fire, maneuver, and shock effect in coordination with other arms.• Mechanize up to one infantry company of the airborne, air assault, or light division when required
  • Scout Troop D 1-2 DGN HQ D 1 D 2 D 3 D MORT D3 x HMMWV w/M2 2 x HMWV w/M2 2 x HMWV w/M2 2 x HMWV w/M2 3 x HMMWV1 x LMTV (Supply SGT) 2 x HMMWV w/MK-19 2 x HMMWVw/MK19 2 x HMMWV w/MK19 3 x M120 MORT2 x Trailer 2 x HMMWV w/TOW 2 x HMMWV w/TOW 2 x HMMWV w/TOW 3 x M2 HMG2 x Javelin ATGM 4 x Javelin ATGM 4 x Javelin ATGM 4 x Javelin ATGM1x M2 MG
  • Scout Troop Mission• Provide security, and stealthy reconnaissance for the battalion.• Close with and destroy enemy forces using long range fires in coordination with other arms.• May be used to augment the Divisional Cavalry Squadron
  • Manning - BN•HHC – 131•Dragoon Troops (3@105) - 315•Scout Troop – 96•BN Total - 542
  • Manning HHC TAC CP BN CDR O5 1 M113A3 BN XO O4 1 M113A3 BN S-3 O4 1 M113A3 BN CSM E9 1 HMMWV ASST VEH CDR E6 3 M113A3Tracked Veh Driver E5 3 M113A3 Driver E4 4 HMMWV Gunner E4 6 M113A3 Total 20
  • Manning HHC – HQ A/BHQ A ASST S-3 O3 1 M113A3 ASST S-2 O3 1 M113A3 NBC OFF O2 1 HMMWV OPS SGM E9 1 HMMWV OPS NCO E6 1 M113A3 INTEL NCO E6 1 M113A3Tracked Veh Driver E5 2 M113A3 E4 3 HMMWV Total 11HQ B ASST S-3 O3 1 M113A3 ASST S-2 O3 1 M113A3 NBC NCO O2 1 HMMWV INTEL SGM E9 1 HMMWV OPS NCO E6 1 M113A3 INTEL NCO E6 1 M113A3 Tracked Veh E5 2 M113A3 Driver E4 3 HMMWV Total 11
  • Manning HHC – Rear CP S-4 O3 1 HMMWV S-1 O3 1 HMMWV PAC NCO E7 1 HMMWV Supply SGT E7 1 HMMWV Pers Staff NCO E6 1 HMMWV Legal Clerk E5 1 HMMWV Driver E4 3 HMMWV Clerk E4 3 HMMWV Total 11
  • Manning HHC – CO HQCommander O3 1 HMMWVExecutive Officer O2 1 HMMWV1SG E8 1 HMMWVSupply SGT E6 1 LMTVArmorer E4 1 LMTVNBC NCO E5 1 HMMWVDriver E4 3 HMMWVHQ Total 9
  • Manning – HHC AT PLTPLT LDR O2 1 HMMWVPlatoon Sergeant E7 1 HMMWVVehicle E6 4 HMMWVCommanderGunner E5 6 HMMWVDriver E4 6 HMMWVLoader E4 6 HMMWVAT PLT Total 24
  • Manning HHC – Mort PLTPLT LDR O2 1 HMMWVPlatoon Sergeant E7 1 HMMWVDriver E5 2 HMMWVSquad Leader E6 4 M1064A3Gunner E5 4 M1064A3Driver E4 4 M1064A3Loader E4 4 M1064A3MORT PLT Total 20
  • Manning HHC – SPT PLT SPT PLT LDR O2 1 HMMWV Platoon Sergeant E7 1 HMMWV Transportation E6 1 HMMWV Section Leader Driver E4 3 HMMWV Transportation E5 1 LMTV Section Sergeant Truck Driver E4 14 LMTV Ammo Handler E4 4 LMTV Food SVC SGT E7 1 LMTV Food SVC SGT E6 4 LMTV First Cook E5 5 LMTV Cook E4 5 LMTV SPT PLT Total 40
  • Manning HHC – MED PLT BN Surgeon O3 1 HMMWV Physicians Asst O3 1 HMMWV Platoon Sergeant E7 1 HMMWV Clinical Specialist E6 1 HMMWV Clinical Specialist E4 1 HMMWV SR Medic E5 4 HMMWV Medic E4 4 HMMWV MED PLT Total 13
  • Manning HHC – SIG PLTPLT LDR O2 1 HMMWVComm Chief E7 1 HMMWVSignalmen E4 7 HMMWVSIG PLT Total 9
  • Manning HHC – Maint PLT Maintenance Officer O2 1 HMMWV Platoon Sergeant E7 1 HMMWV Auto Maintenance Tech WO3 1 HMMWV CO MNT CHIEF E6 4 M806 Track Vehicle Mechanic E5 4 M806 Driver E4 4 M806 Mechanic E4 4 M806 HHC MAINT Chief E6 1 LMTV Wheeled Vehicle E5 1 LMTV Mechanic Tracked Vehicle E5 1 LMTV Mechanic Mechanic E4 2 LMTV BN RECOCERY SGT E5 1 M806 Recover Specialist E4 1 M806 Recover Specialist E4 2 Wrecker PLL Sergeant E6 1 LMTV PLL Clerk E4 5 LMTV Welder E4 2 LMTV Maintenance PLT Total 36
  • Manning – Dragoon Troop (3)HQCommander O3 1 HMMWVExecutive Officer O2 1 HMMWV1SG E8 1 HMMWVSupply SGT E6 1 LMTVArmorer E4 1 LMTVNBC NCO E5 1 HMMWVGunner E4 3 M113A3Driver E4 3 HMMWVHQ Total 12
  • Manning – Dragoon Platoons (9) Platoon Leader O2 1 M113A3 Platoon Sergeant E7 1 M113A3 Vehicle E6 4 M113A3 Commander ASST VEH CDR E5 2 M113A3 Tracked Vehicle E4 6 M113A3 DVR Gunner E4 12 M113A3 Total 26
  • Manning – Mortar Sections (3) Section Leader E6 1 M1064A3 Squad Leader E6 1 M1064A3 Gunner E4 2 M1064A3 Loader E4 2 M1064A3 Driver E4 2 M1064A3 Total 8
  • Manning – Scout Troop HQ Commander O3 1 HMMWV Executive Officer O2 1 HMMWV 1SG E8 1 HMMWV Supply SGT E6 1 LMTV Armorer E4 1 LMTV NBC NCO E5 1 HMMWV Gunner E4 3 M113A3 Driver E4 3 HMMWV HQ Total 12
  • Manning – Scout Platoons Platoon Leader O2 1 (3) HMMWV Platoon Sergeant E7 1(3) HMMWV Vehicle E6 4 (12) HMMWV Commander Driver E4 6(18) HMMWV Gunner E4 6(18) HMMWV Scout E4 6(18) HMMWV Total 24 (72)
  • Manning – Scout Troop MORT SECTIONSection Leader E7 1 HMMWVPlatoon Sergeant E6 1 HMMWVVehicle E6 1 HMMWVCommanderGunner E5 3 HMMWVLoader E4 3 HMMWVDriver E4 3 HMMWVTotal 12Unit Total 96
  • Equipment • 73 x M113A3 ACAV • Each vehicle: – 1 x M2 Heavy Machine Gun – 2 x M240B Medium Machine Gun – 1 x Javelin ATGM – 1 x AT4 rocket • Crew – Driver – Vehicle Commander – 2 x Gunners – Mounts up to 9 Additional Infantrymen when required
  • Equipment • 10 x M1064A3 120mm SP Mortar • Mounts mortar sections of infantry companies when required
  • Equipment • 3 x M120 120mm Towed Mortars
  • Equipment • 4 x M806 Recovery Vehicle based on M113A3s
  • Equipment • 42 x M1114 HMMWs w/ – 42 x M2 .50 cal HMGs – 6 x MK19 40mm AGLs – 12 x TOW ATGMs – Gunshields
  • Equipment • 75 x Javelin ATGM • Command Launch units
  • Equipment • 30 x M1078 LMTV trucks • 2 x M1089 Wrecker FMTV trucks
  • Planned Upgrades • 14.5mm, 30mm, RPG resistant applique’ armor on all M113A3s • 50+ mph Stealthy Band-Tracks • Infared camouflage
  • Planned Upgrades: Scouts • HMMWV w/M242 Bushmaster Turret – Replace 6 x M1114 w/MK19s – Replace 42 x M1114 w/M2 HMGs
  • Planned Upgrades: Anti-Tank & Assault • 12 x M8 Buford Armored 105mm Gun System light tanks E troop added when fielded • 6 x FOTT, EFOGM or LOSAT HMMWVs replaces 6 x TOW II ATGM HMMWVs in HHC for Fire&Forget (FOTT) or NLOS (EFOGM) or hypervelocity (LOSAT) fire capabilities
  • Planned Upgrades: Dragoons • M113A3 w/M242 25mm and Vehicle Mounted Javelin ATGM Launcher
  • Presented by the Air-Mech-Strike Study Group Non-profit veterans group combatreform.org/AIR_MECH_STRIKE Please direct comments/questions to: itsg@hotmail.comBG David L. Grange (Retired)LTC Mike K. Robel, AR, USARLTC John Cardwell, AR, USARLTC Richard D. Liebert, IN USARMAJ Allen A. Huber, AVTNLT Mike L. Sparks, IN USAREmery E. Nelson, CIV ANALYST