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PREFACE

The purpose of this field manual (FM) is to provide doctrinal how-to-fight guidance for the Patriot battalion and battery in support of force-projection operations. Patriot officers and noncommissioned officers must possess an in-depth understanding of Army operations doctrine and how Patriot units play their part on the battlefield.

This FM is adaptable to any theater of operations. However, it focuses on contingency operations and Patriot's role in the projection of land and air combat power. It is intended primarily for battalion commanders, staff officers, battery commanders, platoon leaders, tactical directors, and tactical control officers.

Chapters address Patriot's role in the joint battle, the threat, air defense artillery (ADA) planning, force-projection operations, offensive and defensive operations, and combat service support. Appendices cover checklists, system and organizational descriptions, aerial intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB), safety, battle books, transport, and communications.

This FM is a companion to FM 44-85-1 (TBP). It provides the doctrinal framework to Patriot operations, while FM 44-85-1 (TBP) provides an understanding of the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) so necessary to any discussion of Patriot's combat power. Classified capabilities and planning data on the Patriot system can be found in (S) FM 44-100A(U) (TBP).

The proponent for this publication is the United States Army Air Defense Artillery School. Send comments and recommendations on DA Form 2028 directly to Commandant, US Army Air Defense Artillery School, ATTN: ATSA-TAC-D, Fort Bliss, TX 79916-3802.

This publication implements the following NATO standardization agreements (STANAGS):

STANAG

TITLE

EDITION

2175

Classification and Designation of Flat Wagons Suitable for Transporting Military Equipment

3

2832

Restrictions for the Transport of Military Equipment by Rail on European Railways

2

3700

NATO Tactical Air Doctrine--ATP-33(B)

4

3736

Offensive Air Support Operations--ATP-27 (B)

8

3805

Doctrine and Procedures for Airspace Control in Times of Crisis and War--ATP-40(A)

4

3880

Counter Air Operations--ATP-42(B)

2

Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.