SD Guard announces modernization changes for 1-147th Field Artillery Battalion

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota National Guard announced the 1-147th Field Artillery Battallion will be going through a modernization Force Design Update (FDU) in October of 2022.

The 1-147th mission is to provide long-range, precision artillery fire to a brigade, division, corps or coalition task force, along with supported multifunctional logistics.

Currently the battalion’s primary weapon system is the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS). The 1-147th has two firing batteries, Alpha Battery located in Aberdeen, S.D. and Bravo Battery located in Yankton, S.D. each with 8 M270A1 launchers. Under the new design they will add a third firing battery, Charlie Battery and increase launchers for a total of 27. The battalion’s current M270A1 launchers will be turned in and the units will receive new M270A2 launchers.

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