K Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment TOW-ITAS Live Fire

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FORT IRWIN, California — In the morning of June 2, 2016, at the National Training Center, Killer Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conducted a Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided live fire exercise with the Improved Target Acquisition System on both mounted and dismounted platforms. The purpose of this exercise was to provide training and experience for the Soldiers on these missile systems.

Killer Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conducted a Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided missile live fire exercise using the Improved Target Acquisition System, in the early morning of June 2, 2016 on range 22 at the National Training Center. This exercise measured their ability and effectiveness in operating the TOW missile system and the ITAS.

Firing their Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided missiles simultaneously while utilizing the Improved Target Acquisition System, Soldiers of Killer Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, attempt to strike their targets at the same time on range 22 at the National Training Center, June 2, 2016. The live-fire exercise will improve the lethality of the Troopers during rotational training periods.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shelby Johnson (right), Killer Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment observe Spc. Darrell Cabaluna as he fires the Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided missile with the Improved Target Acquisition System during a live fire exercise, June 2, 2016. The Troopers, along with the rest of Killer Troop trained to utilize the TOW missile and ITAS on both mounted and dismounted platforms.

U.S. Army Pfc. Casey Stodgell, Killer Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, is supervised by Staff Sgt. Shelby Johnson while firing the Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided missile with the Improved Target Acquisition System during a live-fire exercise June 2, 2016. The Troopers, along with the rest of Killer Troop trained to utilize the TOW missile and ITAS on both mounted and dismounted platforms.

Killer Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, pose for a troop photo at the conclusion of their live-fire exercise, June 2, 2016. Soldiers of the troop were trained to operate both the mounted and dismounted Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided missile systems and Improved Target Acquisition System, which they frequently employ during rotational training periods.

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