What is the purpose of a Battlegroup?

What is the purpose of a Battlegroup?

A battlegroup (British/Commonwealth term), or task force (U.S. term) in modern military theory, is the basic building block of an army’s fighting force. A battlegroup is formed around an infantry battalion or armoured regiment, which is usually commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel.

How big is a Battlegroup?

In their generic composition, but depending on the mission, Battlegroups are about 1 500 personnel strong. Battlegroups are based on the principle of multinationality and could be formed by a framework nation or by a multinational coalition of Member States. Interoperability and military effectiveness are key criteria.

Which countries currently provide the EU Battlegroups?


  • Belgium.
  • Bulgaria.
  • Croatia.
  • Czech Republic.
  • Estonia.
  • France.
  • Germany.
  • Greece.

How many troops in a Battlegroup?

A typical Battlegroup fighting a defensive battle on the FEBA (Forward Edge of the Battle Area), and based upon an organisation of one armoured squadron and two mechanised companies, could contain about 600 men, 16 tanks and about 80 armoured personnel carriers.

How many battlegroups does the British army have?

twelve separate battlegroups
In the British Army, an armored or mechanised division could expect to have as many as twelve separate battlegroups at its disposal, with three or four in each brigade.

Who commands a Battlegroup?

The carrier is commanded by an aviation community captain. A carrier air wing (CVW) typically consisting of up to nine squadrons. Carrier air wings are commanded by an aviation community captain (or occasionally a Marine colonel).

How many battle groups does NATO have?

The four new battle groups deployed along eastern part of the NATO alliance were approved on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported. In total, there will now be eight NATO battle groups deployed along the eastern flank of the alliance, from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea.

How many live ESDP CSDP missions are there presently?

As of today, there are 17 ongoing CSDP missions and operations, of which 11 are civilian and 6 military.