Accession Number : ADA258104


Title :   Air Assault Forces in the Counterpenetration Role: A Viable Option for the Future?


Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Helis, James A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258104.pdf


Report Date : 02 Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : The goal of this monograph is to determine if the use of air assault forces to counter armored penetrations on the modern battlefield is a viable option for the U.S. Army. The paper examines the problem of defeating penetrations; the theoretical and historical bases for using air assault forces against armored forces; and the capabilities and limitations of air assault forces in the counterpenetration role. The paper then moves to the employment of an air assault counterpenetration force, with emphasis on the defender's decision cycle and how the defender mist decide how to commit such a force. Finally, U.S. force structures are examined to determine if U.S. forces as currently organized can execute air assault counterpenetration operations. The author concludes that air assault forces can be effective against armored penetrations. Air assault operations, Air assault forces.


Descriptors :   *ASSAULT , *AERIAL WARFARE , *ANTITANK WARFARE , ATTACK HELICOPTERS , INFANTRY , CYCLES , OPERATION , ARMY , AIR LAND BATTLES , ARMY AVIATION , KOREA , LIMITATIONS , PENETRATION , STRUCTURES , BATTLEFIELDS


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE