Accession Number:

ADA248502

Title:

Attack Helicopter: Airland Battle Future's Sword of Vengeance

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

With the current fielding of the AH-64 Apache and the light Helicopter LH on the horizon, Army aviation will possess -some of the finest tools of war ever known to mankind. To capitalize on our quality equipment, we must develop sound doctrine with organizations capable of performing required missions. AirLand Battle Future ALBF, the concept which prescribes how the Army will fight battles into the 21st century, proposes consolidating heavy corps attach helicopter assets into an aviation division. The proposed aviation division represents a major leap in the evolution of attack helicopter organizational models. This study analyzes how that proposed organization meets the requirements of the AirLand Battle Future -deep battle. Specifically, what tactical implications an the deep battle arise if we consolidate attack helicopter assets of a heavy corps into an aviation division The effort to determine the best aviation organization to conduct deep battle in concert with the ALBF concept begins with an outline of the fundamental theoretical issues of deep battle. evaluation of historical examples of the successful employment of attack helicopters in a nonlinear battlefield aid in developing insights that may be applicable to the ALBF concept. Third, a critical comparison of current, decentralized attack helicopter organizations and the centralized attack. helicopter organization of the proposed ALBF aviation division determine their strengths and weaknesses. Each will be evaluate in a southwest Asia scenario against the Battlefield Operating Systems of maneuver, command and control, intelligence, and combat service support. Finally, conclusions will be drawn from the analysis and appropriate recommendations made.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE