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The specifications of the infantry, among others, the struggle in wooded terrain and urban environments, in addition to high physical and mental demands on the soldiers also a special mix of weapon systems is required.

The cover rich battlefield in the forest and in towns allows to not only protect against reconnaissance but also from the action of infantry flat fire the enemy. Therefore, weapons are needed that can function either through or behind a cover. To address these challenges, each commander has the infantry associations in HEER2011 a heavy infantry company. In addition to the weapon carriers Wiesel (machine gun / anti-tank guided missile TOW), this company has a Feuerunterstützungszug (observer) and a Mörserzug 120 mm, included the Tactical into the Armed Forces Joint fire support (STF), responsible for indirect fire support of the association.

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