10th Division (Japan)

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10th Division
JGSDF 10th Division.svg
Active 18 January 1962 - present
Country  Japan
Branch Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
Type Infantry
Size Division
Part of Central Army
Garrison/HQ Nagoya
Commanders
Current
commander
Lt. Gen.

The 10th Division (第10師団?) is one of nine active divisions of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. The division is subordinated to the Central Army and is headquartered in Nagoya, Aichi. Its responsibility is the defense of the Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa, Mie and Toyama prefectures.

The division was raised on 18 January 1962.

Organization[edit]

  • 10th Division, in Nagoya
    • 10th Division HQ, in Nagoya
    • 10th Tank Battalion, in Takashima, with four squadrons of Type 74 tanks
    • 14th Infantry Regiment note 1, in Kanazawa
    • 33rd Infantry Regiment, in Tsu
    • 35th Infantry Regiment, in Nagoya
    • 49th Infantry Regiment, in Toyokawa
    • 10th Artillery Regiment, in Toyokawa
      • 1st Artillery Battalion, with two batteries of FH-70 155mm towed howitzers
      • 2nd Artillery Battalion, with two batteries of FH-70 155mm towed howitzers
      • 3rd Artillery Battalion, with two batteries of FH-70 155mm towed howitzers
      • 4th Artillery Battalion, with two batteries of FH-70 155mm towed howitzers
      • 5th Artillery Battalion, with four batteries of FH-70 155mm towed howitzers
    • 10th Reconnaissance Battalion, in Kasugai, with Type 87 armored reconnaissance vehicle
    • 10th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion, in Toyokawa, with Type 81 and Type 93 Surface-to-air missile systems
    • 10th Combat Engineer Battalion, in Kasugai
    • 10th Signal Battalion, in Nagoya
    • 10th Aviation Squadron, in Ise, flying UH-1J and OH-6D helicopters
    • 10th NBC Protection Battalion, in Nagoya
    • 10th Logistic Support Regiment, in Kasugai
      • 1st Maintenance Battalion
      • 2nd Maintenance Battalion
      • Supply Company
      • Medical Company
      • Transport Company

note 1: Infantry Regiments have only battalion strength.

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