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Battlefield Surveillance Brigade

Definition/Scope: (FM 3-0) The primary mission of a Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, BfSB, is to conduct intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations to enable a division (DIV) or joint commander to focus combat power. The organization is designed with a baseline capability and has the potential of receiving and employing additional assets to satisfy requirements and account for the variability of the spectrum of conflict. The result is a tailorable, multi-disciplined organization with the potential for assignment of additional roles beyond directing, coordinating, and synchronizing ISR elements. Fort Knox/Fort Benning, US Army Armor School, is the proponent. The BfSB has military intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance, and requisite sustainment and communications capabilities. The HHC provides command and control of brigade operations. The MI Bn provides UAS, SIGINT, HUMINT, and counterintelligence capabilities. The reconnaissance and surveillance battalion provides reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities, including mounted scout platoons and mobile long-range surveillance teams. The brigade support company provides sustainment for the brigade. The network company provides a communications backbone. This allows the BfSB to communicate throughout the division area of operations as well as with support assets associated with Army Service component command- and national-level intelligence agencies. BfSB can be tailored for the mission before deployment or taskorganized by the higher headquarters once deployed.

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military intelligence brigades



Broader Terms:

Force XXI
XVIII Airborne Corps

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Related Terms:

Combat Aviation Brigade
Functional Brigade
Heavy Brigade Combat Team
Infantry Brigade Combat Team
Intelligence Community
Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
military intelligence
Stryker Brigade Combat Team

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