| Air Assault Infantry|
| 13 March 2001 – present|
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
The 12th Brigade (Air Assault) (第12旅団) is one of six active brigades of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. The brigade is subordinated to the Eastern Army and is headquartered in Shintō, Gunma. Its responsibility is the defense of Gunma, Nagano, Niigata and Tochigi prefectures.
The brigade was formed on 13 March 2001 with units from the disbanded 12th Infantry Division.
12th Brigade, in Shintō
12th Brigade HQ, in Shintō
2nd Infantry Regiment note 1, in Jōetsu
13th Infantry Regiment, in Matsumoto
30th Infantry Regiment, in Shibata
12th Artillery Battalion, in Utsunomiya, with four batteries of FH-70 155mm towed howitzers
12th Reconnaissance Company, in Shintō, with Type 87 armored reconnaissance vehicle
12th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery, in Shintō, with Type 81 and Type 93 Surface-to-air missile systems
12th Combat Engineer Company, in Takasaki
12th Signal Company, in Shintō
12th Aviation Squadron, in Shintō, flying UH-1J and OH-6D helicopters
12th NBC-defense Company, in Shintō
12th Logistic Support Battalion, in Takasaki
12th Brigade (Japan) Wikipedia
note 1: Infantry Regiments have only battalion strength.