DTOE 06395A000 FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION MULTIPLE LAUNCH ROCKET SYSTEM (MLRS) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. PURPOSE. The attached draft TOE are for the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Battalion that will be organic to the heavy division artillery. The TOE were developed at the direction of the Chief of Staff of the Army. The current heavy division artillery organization provides a division artillery headquarters and headquarters battery, a separate target acquisition battery, three direct support field artillery battalions and a separate general support MLRS battery of 9 MLRS launchers. The fielding of the MLRS battalion will increase the general support field artillery by an additional MLRS battery of 9 launchers and provide a command and control headquarters for the target acquisition battery. a. NEW TOE: Yes PROJECTED E-DATE: 970316 b. CYCLIC REVIEW: No c. AUTHORITY: (1) ARSTRUC: No (2) CSA FDU: Yes (3) AR 71-31: No CTU DATE: 9610 d. This package pertains to: NEW TOE MULTPR TITLE 06395A000 1 Field Artillery Battalion, MLRS 06396A000 1 Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Battery, Field Artillery Battalion, MLRS 06397A000 2 Field Artillery Battery, MLRS Field Artillery Battalion, MLRS 06399A000 1 Target Acquisition Battery. Field Artillery Battalion, MLRS REPLACED TOE MULTPR TITLE None 2. MISSION/CAPABILITIES/SECTION I. a. The Field Artillery Battalion (MLRS) (TOE 06395A000) provides Field Artillery rocket fires in support of the division, target acquisition by means of weapons location radar, and registration and adjustment of friendly artillery fires using radar techniques. b. The Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Battery (TOE 06396A000) provides command, control, and administrative supervision and service support for organic and attached units; procures, distributes, administers and coordinates supply transactions for all classes of supply; and provides scheduled and backup maintenance for the batteries. c. The Field Artillery Battery (MLRS) (TOE 06397A000) destroys, neutralizes or supresses the enemy by medium range rocket fire. d. The Target Acquisition Battery (TOE 06399A000) provides general target acquisition through its counter-battery and counter- mortar radars and registration and adjustment of friendly field artillery fires by radar techniques. e. See TOE Section I's for a complete list of capabilities and limitations of this organization and its subordinate units. 3. ASSIGNMENT. a. The Field Artillery Battalion (MLRS), TOE 06395A000, is organic to the division artillery of the heavy division. b. The Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Battery, TOE 06396A000, is organic to the Field Artillery Battalion (MLRS), TOE 06395A000. c. The Field Artillery Battery (MLRS), TOE 06397A000, is organic to the Field Artillery Battalion (MLRS), TOE 06395A000. d. The Target Acquisitioin Battery, TOE 06399A000, is organic to the Field Artillery Battalion (MLRS), TOE 06395A000. 4. PERSONNEL. a. This is a new TOE with a design strength of 397 personnel in the objective TOE. The personnel requirements are based on approved doctrine, AR 570-2 and the standards of grade authorizations in AR 611-101, AR 611-112 and AR 611-201. b. MARC Deviations. There are 2 MARC deviations in the battalion. In the MLRS firing battery, TOE 06397A000, there is insufficient MARC support for a power-generation mechanic in the base TOE. However, generators are essential for providing the power necessary for the command and control of MLRS fires. The tactical disposition of the firing batteries and their wide dispersal throughout the division area make it imperative that each battery has its own generator mechanic. One E4 52D1O power-generation mechanic is documented in paragraph 02 of TOE 06397A000 as an exception to MARC and is identified with the remark "62" in the TOE. When the M1068 Command and Control Vehicle (LIN C11158, BOIP B007AA) is applied, there is sufficient MARC to support the 52D and the remark "62"is removed. Request that DA approve the documentation of the 52D position in the base TOE under the provisions of AR 570-2, paragraph 7-14, note 4. c. Detailed rationale for doctrinal personnel requirements is in the accompanying TOE Analysis--Narrative Discussion. d. The force impact of TOE 06396A000 is an increase of 15 officers, 1 warrant officer and 35 NCCO, of TOE 06397A000 is an increase of 6 officers and 48 NCO per battery, and of 06399A000 is an increase of 3 officers, 5 warrant officers and 26 NCO. However; since the battalion will replace the current target acquisition battery (TOE 06303C000) and current MLRS firing battery (TOE 06398C000), the net force impact of the battalion is an increa 21 officers and 81 NCO. e. All TOE document the minimum essential personnel requirements for accomplishing the wartime mission. The risk resulting from decrements is that there will be a corresponding reduction of overall efficiency which will impact on effectiveness. Each command will absorb decrements based on conditions existing at the time. 5. EQUIPMENT. a. Equipment reflected in this TOE represents the minimum essential wartime requirements. b. The MLRS is a new Field Artillery weapons system and does not replace any existing systems. Several equipment items that are essential to MLRS operations and documented as base items are considered mod items for other artillery TOE. These include automated fire control systems with associated communications equipment, HEMTT vehicles required for ammunition resupply, HEMTT vehicle recovery and refueling, and PADS survey equipment as the conventional survey cannot support MLRS dispersion and mobility. Other than those items essential to MLRS operations, all mod items are documented in the mod path. c. The radios are documented in accordance with the current operations facility (OPFAC rules). d. Major items of equipment in each TOE are: TOE BTOE OTOE 06396A000 2 - D11538 (M577) 2 - C11158 1 - M88 1 - M88 1 - AMV 06397A000 4 - D11538 (M577) 4 - C11158 9 - MLRS Launcher 9 - MLRS Launcher 1 - M88 1 - M88 1 - AMV 06399A000 3 - AN/TPQ 36 3 - AN/TPQ 36 2 - AN/TPQ 37 2 - AN/TPQ 37 6. COST. a. Cost Analysis Summaries for each Objective TOE are provided below. b. Force structure information for each TOE is based on current M-Force and E-Date 961001. c. HQDA approved commodity consumption rates were used in the development of these TOEs and are reflected in the Cost Analysis Summaries. d. This is a new battalion TOE so no comparision of costs was conducted. 7. Cost Analysis Summaries (OTOE). NEW TOE OLD TOE DELTA Number: 06395A000 Title: Field Artillery Bn, MLRS Personnel (O/WO/NCO/ENL/AGG): BTOE 30/6/165/226/427 OTOE 30/6/157/204/397 Units (COMPO 1/2/3/4/AGG) 6/0/0/0/6 Force Impact by COMPO and Total (OTOE Str x # Units) Officers 180/0/0/0/180 NCO 942/0/0/0/942 Costs: Personnel $ 12,939,773 Equipment 56,280,275 Total $ 69,230,048 NEW TOE Number: 06396A000 Title: Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Battery, Field Artillery Battalion, MLRS Personnel (O/WO/NCO/ENL/AGG): BTOE 15/1/40/55/111 OTOE 15/1/35/49/100 Units (COMPO 1/2/3/4/AGG) 6/0/0/0/6 Force Impact by COMPO and Total (OTOE str x # units) Officers 90/0/0/0/90 NCO 210/0/0/0/210 Costs: Personnel $ 3,595,885 Equipment 6,503,314 Total $10,099,199 NEW TOE Number: 06397A000 Title: Field Artillery Battery, Field Artillery Battalion, MLRS Personnel (O/WO/NCO/ENL/AGG): BTOE 6/0/49/62/117 OTOE 6/0/48/60/114 Units (COMPO 1/2/3/4/AGG) 12/0/0/0/12 Force Impact by COMPO and Total (OTOE str x # units) Officers 36/0/0/0/36 NCO 288/0/0/0/288 Costs: (1 battery) Personnel $ 3,558,884 Equipment 18,233,198 Total $21,792,082 NEW TOE Number: 06399A000 Title: Target Acquisition Battery, Field Artillery Battalion, MLRS Personnel (O/WO/NCO/ENL/AGG): BTOE 3/5/27/47/82 OTOE 3/5/26/35/69 Units 6/0/0/0/6 (COMPO 1/2/3/4/AGG): Force Impact by COMPO and Total (OTOE Str x # Units) Officers 18/0/0/0/18 NCOs 156/0/0/0/156 Costs: Personnel $ 2,226,120 Equipment 13,320,565 Total $15,546,685 The amount of difference may not equal to the ammount (SRC A - SRC B) due to rounding in the computer program.
1 OCTOBER 1996 FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION, MULTIPLE LAUNCH ROCKET SYSTEM (MLRS), HEAVY DIVISION DESIGNATION: ___ BATTALION (MLRS), ___ FIELD ARTILLERY 1. MISSION. TO PROVIDE FIELD ARTILLERY MEDIUM RANGE ROCKET AND LONG RANGE MISSILE FIRES IN SUPPORT OF THE HEAVY DIVISION AND TO DETECT AND LOCATE ENEMY INDIRECT FIRE ELEMENTS WITHIN THE DIVISION'S AREA OF INTEREST. 2. ASSIGNMENT. ORGANIC TO A HEAVY DIVISION. 3. CAPABILITIES. A. AT LEVEL 1, THIS UNIT PROVIDES: 1) MEDIUM RANGE ROCKET AND LONG RANGE MISSILE FIRES ON PREPLANNED TARGETS AND TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY THAT INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, ENEMY ACQUISITION COMMAND AND CONTROL FACILITIES, LONG RANGE THEATER MISSILE SYSTEMS, SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE (SAM) SITES, LOGISTICS SUPPORT AREAS AND HEAVILY ARMORED MOBILE FORMATIONS IN SUPPORT OF ARMY DEPTH AND SIMULTANEOUS ATTACK DOCTRINE. 2) GENERAL TARGET ACQUISITION BY MEANS OF WEAPONS LOCATING RADAR. 3) REGISTRATION AND ADJUSTMENT OF FRIENDLY ARTILLERY FIRE BY RADAR TECHNIQUES. 4) ORGANIC COMMUNICATIONS ASSETS AND SUPPORT PERSONNEL. 5) TRANSPORTATION (WITHIN THE DIVISION ZONE OF OPERATIONS), STORES AND LOADS ROCKETS AND MISSILES AND PERFORMS LIMITED INSPECTION OF MUNITIONS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT. 6) RELIGIOUS, LEGAL, COMBAT HEALTH SUPPORT, FINANCE, FOOD SERVICE SUPPORT, PERSONNEL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, LOGISTIC SUPPORT AND UNIT MAINTENANCE FOR THE FIELD ARTILLERY MAINTENANCE SUPPORT TEAM (TOE 09528LW00). B. THE COLUMNS UNDER LEVELS 2 AND 3 ADAPT THIS TABLE FOR REDUCED OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES IN DECREMENTS OF 10%, FROM APPROXIMATELY 90% FOR LEVEL 2, TO APPROXIMATELY 80% FOR LEVEL 3. C. THIS UNIT IS NOT ADAPTABLE TO TYPE B ORGANIZATION. D. THE COLUMNS DESIGNATED BY LEVEL 1 THROUGH 3 ARE DESIGNED TO RELATE TO THE CATEGORIES ESTABLISHED BY AR 220-1, UNIT STATUS REPORTING. E. INDIVIDUALS OF THIS ORGANIZATION, EXCEPT MEDICAL PERSONNEL AND THE CHAPLAIN, CAN ASSIST IN THE COORDINATED DEFENSE OF THE UNIT'S AREA OR INSTALLATION. F. THIS UNIT PERFORMS QUALITY ASSURANCE OF UNIT MAINTENANCE. ELEMENTS OF THIS UNIT PERFORM UNIT MAINTENANCE ON ORGANIC EQUIPMENT. G. THIS UNIT IS DEPENDENT ON: 1) THE APPROPRIATE ELEMENTS OF THE CORPS OR DIVISION FOR RELIGIOUS, LEGAL, COMBAT HEALTH SUPPORT, FINANCE, AND PERSONNEL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES. 2) THE APPROPRIATE ELEMENTS OF THE CORPS FOR THE DELIVERY OF MLRS AMMUNITION TO THE BATTALION FIELD TRAINS. 4. BASIS OF ALLOCATION. ONE PER HEAVY DIVISION. 5. CATEGORY. THIS UNIT IS DESIGNATED A CATEGORY I UNIT. FOR UNIT CATEGORIES, SEE AR 310-25 6. MOBILITY. FOR MOBILITY OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL COMPONENTS OF THIS UNIT, SEE SECTION I, GENERAL, OF THE RESPECTIVE TABLES OF ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT LISTED AS PARAGRAPHS IN SECTION II OF THIS TOE. 7. DOCTRINE. THE FOLLOWING DOCTRINAL PUBLICATIONS ARE APPLICABLE TO THE OPERATION OF THIS UNIT: FM 6-2, FIELD ARTILLERY SURVEY FM 6-20, FIRE SUPPORT IN THE AIRLAND BATTLE FM 6-20-2, TACTICS, TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE DIVISON ARTILLERY, FIELD ARTILLERY BRIGADE AND CORPS ARTILLERY FM 6-20-10 TACTICS, TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE TARGETING PROCESS FM 6-60, TACTICS, TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES FOR MULTIPLE LAUNCH ROCKET SYSTEM (MLRS) OPERATIONS FM 8-35, EVACUATION OF THE SICK AND WOUNDED FM 9-13, AMMUNITION HANDBOOK FM 100-5, OPERATIONS FM 101-5, STAFF ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS ------------- \ FA BN \ \ MLRS \ \ \ ------------- \ -------------------------------------- \ \ \ ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- \ HHS \ \ 2 FA BTRY \ \ TGT ACQ \ \ BTRY \ \ (MLRS) \ \ BTRY \ \01 \ \02 \ \03 \ ---------------- ---------------- ----------------