20th Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery
The 20th Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery (20 STA Regt, RAA) is an Australian Army unit which was raised in 2006.
The 20 STA Regt, RAA is based at Gallipoli Barracks in Enoggera, Queensland.
The Regiment is responsible for providing the Australian Army with artillery spotting and tactical reconnaissance.
The current structure of 20 STA Regt, RAA is:
• Regimental Headquarters
• 131st Surveillance and Target Acquisition Battery
• 132nd Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battery
• Combat Service Support Battery
The Regiment forms a significant element of the entire intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) collection capability available within the deployed forces. The balanced sensor mix and the multiple ranges (close, medium and long range) of surveillance and target acquisition (STA) assets enable the unit to support many of the supported formations information needs.
The unit provides the necessary command nodes as well as communication systems and logistics capability to support planning and management of the STA assets. Additionally, staff support from the unit is provided to support the ISR planning process, battle space de-confliction and ISR collection management and execution.
Members of the unit have recently served on operational deployments in East Timor, Solomon Islands, and Afghanistan.
The motto of 20 STA Regt, RAA is 'Seek to Strike'.