Army Aviation: Does it Provide an Answer to Operational Maneuver in the Central Region?
Monograph rept. AY 1989/1990
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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This monograph examines a theoretical aviation formation to determine if it offers the operational commander advantages over the heavy corps in maneuver. The aviation formation consists of three attack helicopter brigades, one air assault brigade, and one general support brigade. The study uses a scenario that requires the organizations to move 300 kilometers and deploy into combat against a three tank division Operational Maneuver Group. A comparison is made to the time required to move the heavy corps to the time required to move the aviation formation. Additionally, the aviation formation is evaluated in its ability to inflict sufficient damage on the Operational Maneuver Group to force it to halt. Conclusions of the study indicate that the aviation formation offers the operational commander advantages in movement over the heavy corps. The study also indicates that the aviation formation has potential to halt the OMG.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics