vicinity of the division main CP and another in the vicinity of the DIVARTY headquarters.
It also provides two tactical (TAC) CP teams to insure uninterrupted communications for
the TAC CP.
e. The forward communications company provides three forward area signal
centers and divisional communications support for the three brigade headquarters.
f. The support operations company provides a signal center at the DISCOM in
the DS area and provides communications support to other division rear elements, the
air defense artillery battalion, the engineer battalion, and the division airfield.
g. The signal battalions of the airborne and air assault divisions differ in
organization from those of the AIM divisions, because of the unique methods of
employment of the airborne and air assault divisions.
(1) The airborne signal battalion has no forward communications company.
The signal support operations company provides signal center support to the brigade
headquarters as well as to the DISCOM and other units in the division support area
(2) The air assault division signal battalion has no support operations
company. The command communications company provides signal center support to
the DISCOM and other units in the DSA as well as to the division headquarters.
2-14. AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BATTALION
a. The air defense artillery battalion provides the commander with organic low
altitude defense of air space over the division area of operations. The battalion in the
AIM divisions consists of a headquarters and headquarters battery, two Vulcan (SP) 12-
gun batteries, and 2 Chaparral (SP) 12-launcher batteries. In the airborne and air
assault divisions, there are four towed Vulcan batteries (Figure 2-8).
Figure 2-8. Air defense artillery battalion.