1st Artillery Brigade (Japan)

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1st Artillery Brigade
Active October 1952 - present
Country  Japan
Branch Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
Type Artillery
Size Brigade
Part of Northern Army
Garrison/HQ Chitose
Commanders
Current
commander
Maj. Gen.

The 1st Artillery Brigade (第1特科団?) is the only active artillery brigade of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. The brigade is subordinated to the Northern Army and is headquartered in Chitose, Hokkaidō. Its responsibility is the defense of Hokkaidō.

Organization[edit]

  • 1st Artillery Brigade, in Chitose
    • 1st Artillery Brigade HQ, in Chitose
    • 1st Artillery Regiment, in Chitose
      • 101st Artillery Battalion, in Bihoro, with three batteries of M110 203mm Howitzers
      • 102nd Artillery Battalion, with three batteries of M110 203mm Howitzers
      • 129th Artillery Battalion, with three batteries of M270 Multiple Rocket Launchers
      • 133rd Artillery Battalion, in Sapporo, with three batteries of M270 Multiple Rocket Launchers
    • 4th Artillery Regiment, in Kamifurano
      • 104th Artillery Battalion, with three batteries of M110 203mm Howitzers
      • 120th Artillery Battalion, with three batteries of M110 203mm Howitzers
      • 132nd Artillery Battalion, with three batteries of M270 Multiple Rocket Launchers
    • 1st Anti-Ship Missile Regiment, in Chitose, with four batteries of Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missiles
    • 2nd Anti-Ship Missile Regiment, in Bibai, with four batteries of Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missiles
    • 3rd Anti-Ship Missile Regiment, in Kamifurano, with four batteries of Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missiles

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