include air defense systems. Counterfire subtasks include maneuver, target acquisition, battle control, target
processing, target attack, and attack assessment.
e. Interdiction is disrupting, neutralizing, delaying, or destroying Threat forces that are neither in line-of-
sight (LOS) nor capable of direct fire against friendly forces. Interdiction targets include first-echelon units not
participating in a direct fire battle and second-echelon units. Additional targets include critical command posts
(CP), key air defense systems, airfields, nuclear and chemical delivery units, logistics centers, and key avenues of
approach. FA scatterable mines can delay, disrupt, or channel follow-on forces. Other subtasks are maneuver,
target attack, and attack assessment.
2. DIVARTY Organization. The following paragraphs discuss the DIVARTY organization in the different type
a. Heavy division (armored/mechanized infantry). The organization of the armored and mechanized
infantry DIVARTY is depicted at Figure 1-1. There are about 2,000 personnel assigned to the DIVARTY of a
Figure 1-1. DIVARTY organization (heavy division)
(1) The headquarters and headquarters battery (HHB) provides command, control, and supervision of the
tactical operations of the DIVARTY and attached unit. The HQ battery provides unit administration and
logistical support for the DIVARTY staff functions.
(2) The three FA battalions (155mm self-propelled) have the mission of destroying, neutralizing, or
suppressing the enemy by cannon fire.
(3) The Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) battery has the mission of destroying, neutralizing, or
suppressing the enemy by rocket fire.