9th Division (Japan)

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9th Division
JGSDF 9th Division.svg
Active 15 August 1962 - present
Country  Japan
Branch Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
Type Infantry
Size Division
Part of North Eastern Army
Garrison/HQ Aomori
Commanders
Current
commander
Lt. Gen. Kazuya Hayashi

The 9th Division (第9師団?) is one of nine active divisions of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. The division is subordinated to the North Eastern Army and is headquartered in Aomori. Its responsibility is the defense of Akita, Aomori and Iwate prefectures.

The division was raised on 15 August 1962.

Organization[edit]

  • 9th Division, in Aomori
    • 9th Division HQ, in Aomori
    • 9th Tank Battalion, in Takizawa, with two squadrons of Type 74 tanks
    • 5th Infantry Regiment note 1, in Aomori, with Type 96 Armored Personnel Carriers
    • 21st Infantry Regiment, in Akita
    • 39th Infantry Regiment, in Hirosaki, with Type 96 Armored Personnel Carriers
    • 9th Artillery Regiment, in Takizawa
      • 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
      • 5th Artillery Battalion, with three batteries of FH-70 155mm towed howitzers
    • 9th Reconnaissance Battalion, in Hirosaki, with Type 87 armored reconnaissance vehicle
    • 9th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion, in Takizawa, with Type 81 and Type 93 Surface-to-air missile systems
    • 9th Combat Engineer Battalion, in Hachinohe
    • 9th Signal Battalion, in Aomori
    • 9th Aviation Squadron, in Hachinohe, flying UH-1J and OH-6D helicopters
    • 9th NBC Protection Battalion, in Aomori
    • 9th Logistic Support Regiment, in Hachinohe
      • 1st Maintenance Battalion
      • 2nd Maintenance Battalion
      • Supply Company
      • Medical Company
      • Transport Company

note 1: Infantry Regiments have only battalion strength.

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