Japan Patriot Battalion fields first operational Dismounted Patriot Information Coordination Central (D-PICC)

March 14, 2018


The success of the United States Army is aided by consistent improvement in warfighting equipment. As a forward deployed Patriot Missile Battalion, the 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment (1-1 ADA) continues to protect the force and selected assets from air and missile threats against U.S., our deployed forces and our allies and partners.

The addition of the Dismounted Patriot Information Coordination Central (D-PICC) increases the battalion’s ability to perform command and control of four firing Batteries currently located on Okinawa, Japan.

The D-PICC directs identification and engagement orders to subordinate Patriot Batteries. The D-PICC provides the ability to relocate the Battalion’s Information Coordination Central tactical weapons control system from a vehicle into a collection of transportable cases. This provides the same capabilities of the mounted system, but enables flexibility and maneuver options for battalions with expeditionary missions…

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