Congressional Research Service
14 MPFs per IBCT
504 MPFs in total = 36 MPF Companies in total or one for each of 36 IBCTs.
That marries up with the MGS fielding rate
3 MGS per coy
9 MGS per bn
27 MGS per SBCT
3 BCTs = 1 Division
36 IBCTs = 12 Infantry Divisions (Lt, Mtn, Abn, Air Aslt)
Each division will be allocated one single 3 company MPF Battalion - centralized for training and maintenance but, like the MGS, to be fielded in penny packets to supply DFS to light forces.
The role of the MGS was
The role of the MPF is
Both the MGS and the MPF have anti-armour roles but those are not their primary roles.
In my view they are not tanks. They are Direct Fire Self Propelled Guns designed for infantry support - just like the WW2 StuG and the pre WW1 Field Gun.
The allocation or one Battalion per Division also conforms to the USMC allocation prior to the decision of the USMC to divest itself of tanks completely.
With what Canada has available we could create two Infantry Divsions, one regular and one reserve, each with a DFS regiment equipped with Leos. We could thicken up the Leos with AMOS or NEMO 120mm LAVs and then invest heavily in 7 cannon regiments, 3 rocket regiments, 2 Patriot/THAAD regiments and 2 SHORAD regiments.
That would bring us into rough conformity with the US at our notional 10:1 ratio.
We might even be able to find 1 ABCT to add to the mix.