Accession Number:

ADA276859

Title:

Army Aviation Logistics in the Gulf War: A Corps-Level Perspective (Or, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly)

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Army Aviation, with its high technology weapons systems,, mobility, and night fighting capability, proved to be a capable and lethal force during Operations Desert ShieldStorm ODS. However, there were significant shortfalls and problems constraining the corps aviation intermediate maintenance AVTM battalion supporting the XVIII Airborne Corps, aviation units. The most serious problems were inadequate mobility and communications assets throughout the Corps AVIM battalion, inadequate manningequipment levels in some corps AVIM companies, and C2 issues. These and other corps-level AVIM shortfalls are addressed and examined through the operations of the Corps AVIM battalion, 8th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment AVIM, during ODS. Recommendations addressing some the problems noted are offered. Current Aviation branch initiatives and concepts related to the issues are also noted, but are not discussed or analyzed in the paper.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE