The Crossroads of Special Operations

Friday, June 25, 2021

New in 2019: From tanks to Strykers, major brigade combat team conversions are coming this year | Army Times

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Just as the Army shifted from a division-level focus to “modular” brigade combats teamsearly in the Iraq war for post-9/11 combat, the service has begun changes to the existing BCTs to pivot back to the near-peer fight.

This year will bring more of the changes that have been ongoing in recent years as a Stryker BCT morphs into an armored BCT.

The 1st Armored Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team at Fort Bliss, Texas, will convert from Stryker to armored in 2019.

The base of the ABCT relies on the Abrams tank, Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the Paladin artillery piece.


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