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15th Brigade (Japan)

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Covid-19
Country  Japan
Size  Brigade
Type  Light Infantry
Part of  Western Army
15th Brigade (Japan)
Active  26 March 2010 – present
Branch  Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

The 15th Brigade (第15旅団) is one of six active brigades of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. The brigade is subordinated to the Western Army and is headquartered in Naha, Okinawa. Its responsibility is the defense of Okinawa Prefecture.

Organization

  • 15th Brigade, in Naha
  • 15th Brigade HQ, in Naha
  • 51st Infantry Regiment note 1, in Naha
  • 15th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment, in Yaese, with Type 3 Chū-SAM Surface-to-air missile systems
  • 15th Reconnaissance Company, in Naha, with Type 87 armored reconnaissance vehicle
  • 15th Combat Engineer Company, in Naha
  • 15th Signal Company, in Naha
  • 15th Aviation Squadron, in Naha, flying UH-60JA and CH-47J/JA helicopters and LR-2 airplanes
  • 15th NBC-defense Company, in Naha
  • 101st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, in Naha
  • 15th Logistic Support Battalion, in Naha
  • note 1: Infantry Regiments have only battalion strength.

    References

    15th Brigade (Japan) Wikipedia


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