J-Series Mechanized Battalion 1993
To work properly, the “AirLand Battle” concept needed new combat vehicles at the point of the spear. These included the M1 Abrams main battle tank and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) systems among others. A revised “J-Series” reorganized mechanized Infantry battalions to accommodate the capabilities of the M2 (Infantry) and M3 (Cavalry) Bradley Fighting Vehicles. Since the Bradleys were equipped with TOW launchers, the anti-armor sections in the line companies disappeared. The scout platoons were equipped with the M3 which gave them anti-armor capabilities as well.