20th Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery

20th Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery

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The 20th Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery is an Australian Army Regiment which was raised in 2006. The Regiment is responsible for providing the Australian Army with artillery spotting and tactical reconnaissance. The Regiment is be based at Gallipoli Barracks in Enoggera Brisbane.

Under current plans, the regiment will consist of:
*Regimental Headquarters
*131st Surveillance and Target Acquisition Battery
*132nd Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battery
*Combat Service and Support Battery

All elements of the Regiment other than the 131st Surveillance and Target Acquisition Battery are currently being formed. The 132nd UAV Battery will operate the Army's Israel Aircraft Industries I-View UAVs from 2010.

References:
*Australian Army Newspaper [http://www.defence.gov.au/news/armynews/editions/1121/topstories/story17.htm UAVs will raise STA profile]
*Defence Material Office [http://www.defence.gov.au/dmo/ascd/jp129/jp129.cfm Project JP 129 - Airborne Surveillance For Land Operations]


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