Stryker Brigade Combat Team
Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (SBCT) are combat units, under the Restructuring of the United States Army, designed for medium-intensity fighting in Stryker-family wheeled armored fighting vehicles. They have more tactical mobility and firepower than the Light Brigade Combat Teams, but also can be carried by medium transport aircraft such as the C-130 Hercules, which the Heavy Brigade Combat Teams cannot.
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Standard maneuver forces are three Stryker infantry and one Scout/Cavalry/Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron.
Fire support comes from a Stryker antitank company using TOW missiles aboard M1134 anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) vehicles, a 120mm mortar unit with M1129 mortar carriers (MC), and a battery armed with the M777 howitzer lightweight 155mm howitzer. The scout unit has extensive target acquisition capability for the indirect fire weapons.
Brigade Special Troops Battalion
Controlling a variety of combat support functions, the Special Troops Battalion includes:
- Combat engineer company with M1132 engineer squad vehicles (ESV) and Interim High-Mobility Engineering Excavators
- Military Intelligence Company
- Signals company
- Headquarters including military police, transportation and medical elements