(1/6) Question: As we reduce from 4 to 3 Sabre (#fighting) Squadrons as directed by the 2021 Integrated Review, how should we best organise them in an #Armoured #Cavalry Regiment?

Answer: We need a radical change. (read on)
@3rdUKDivision @TheIronFist @DefenceHQ #Future #Soldier
(2/6) Question: In an evolving battlefield with cheap, ubiquitous #Drones, camera systems and real-time satellite imagery, does the traditional UK doctrine of '#Recce by #stealth' still have value?

Answer: Yes, but we need to be more prepared to fight for information. (read on)
(3/6) Question: What does an Armoured Cavalry #Battlegroup need to reconnoitre ahead of the Brigade Combat Team against a modern foe?

Answer: Mission depending, it'll need Amoured Recce, #Armour, #Infantry, Anti-Tk, and a variety of #surveillance and other capabilities (read on)
(4/6) Question: So Armoured Cavalry need a combination of Armoured Recce, Anti-Tank, Surveillance and other capabilities. Didn't they already have all of those?

Answer: Yes, but we need more, with greater concentration and specialisation for #training (read on)
(5/6) Question: So what's the solution?

Answer: Similar to our #Infantry colleagues, we will Orbat our Squadrons so they can best focus and train on their speciality, then Task Organise them for best effect depending on the #mission. (read on)
@FirstFusiliers @5RIFLESOFFICIAL
(6/6) Question: So what will the Royal Dragoon Guards' HQ Sqn and 3 x fighting Squadrons look like from now on and in the future?

Answer: Find out this week. Each day we will talk about a specific Squadron, and its new name, #role, #equipment and #capabilities.


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May 4
(1/6) In the new RDG organisation, The Black Horse Squadron will be the #AntiTank squadron.

The clue is in the name, but how will they be equipped, trained and employed? Read on…

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(2/6) The Black Horse Squadron's main weapon will be the FGM 148 #Javelin - you've probably heard of it.

With optical and #thermal sights, It can lock onto and destroy #tanks up to 4km away, either in direct or ‘Top Attack’ mode.

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(3/6) They will also have the NLAW and LASM for closer quarters or in complex terrain.

With a range of 20-800m, NLAW can also #target the sides or top of enemy #tanks.

LASM is an unguided rocket, effective against lightly armoured vehicles or structures up to 200m.

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May 3
(1/6) In the new RDG organisation, The Blue Horse Squadron will be our Fire Support squadron. It will contain 4 x specialist Troops, with expert #soldiers in each field.

Want to know what they are? Read on…

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(2/6) #Sniper Troop will contain the Regiment’s snipers & #marksmen.

Trained in stealthy #Reconnaissance and able to kill high value #targets at extreme ranges, Sniper Troop are also responsible for Counter-Sniper ops, and are the Regiment's DCC marksmanship experts.

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(3/6) #Surveillance Troop will contain the Regiment’s experts in the use of spotter #drones, #cameras and sensor equipment.

Masters of the ‘sub-surface Observation Post’ they are the Regiment’s OBUA (#Urban warfare) and #SERE (Survive, Evade, Resist, Extract) experts

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