Accession Number : ADA262664


Title :   Battlefield Logistics System for Aviation 2000 (BLSA 2000): Optimizing Support to the Division Aviation Brigade


Descriptive Note : Monograph


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


Personal Author(s) : Johnson, Jr, Robert L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262664.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 67


Abstract : This monograph investigates the organization and capabilities of the Army aviation support battalion and answers the following question: Can the proposed aviation support battalion provide single-source logistics to the divisional aviation brigade in accordance with the requirements of current and future doctrine? The modernization of Army Aviation with enhanced capability aircraft, coupled with emerging doctrine, mandate a revision of aviation logistics doctrine and support structure. The monograph first considers the objective data from a 1992 field evaluation of two test aviation support battalions by the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command. Shortfalls between aviation brigade logistics requirements and aviation support battalion capabilities are highlighted. Secondly, the battalion is evaluated in a subjective manner with capability measured against the five logistics imperatives: anticipation, integration, continuity, responsiveness, and improvisation. Finally, battalion capabilities are evaluated against the logistics expectations of AirLand Operations -- logistics that are proactive, tailorable, streamlined, and offer improved maintenance -- and the subordinate concept of Battlefield Logistics System for Aviation 2000. This examination revealed that existing shortfalls in the battalion's current organization prevent it from fulfilling all requirements.


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , *BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *MILITARY CAPABILITIES , *ARMY AVIATION , *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *BATTLEFIELDS , TEST AND EVALUATION , ARMY OPERATIONS , SUPPLIES , INTEGRATION , MILITARY DOCTRINE , LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , OPTIMIZATION , MAINTENANCE


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE