By 406th AFSBn UPARApril 27, 2010
FORT DRUM, N.Y.-Perry Taylor, Closed Combat Weapon Systems Project Manager Office, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., recently assisted members of the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, at Fort Drum, N.Y., with check-out procedures and system confidence tests on equipment before final acceptance by the 3rd BCT.
Taylor assisted the Soldiers on TOW - the tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missile -- M41 Improved Target Acquisition System, which is an upgrade to the M220 ground/high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV)-mounted TOW 2 missile system.
The M41 TOW ITAS is fielded to airborne, air assault, and light infantry forces throughout the active and reserve components of the U.S. Army. The ITAS provides better anti-armor capabilities to anti-tank units, and has capabilities that make it an integral part of the combined arms team.
The 406th Army Field Support Battalion supports the 10th Mountain Division and is a subordinate unit to the 406th Army Field Support Brigade, headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C.
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