Accession Number:

ADA324417

Title:

Optimizing Attack Helicopter Maneuver Using Naval Vessels as a Force Projection Platform.

Descriptive Note:

Monograph 15 Jul-26 Nov 96,

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-11-26

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

In an effort to rethink how the Army fights, the 1993 FM 100-5 Operations, recognizes the fact that the Cold War has ended and the strategy of the United States has changed. The Armys doctrine reflects a shift to stronger joint operations and incorporates a myriad of changes to include a new Army tenet - Versatility. The versatility of the Longbow attack helicopter battalion is inherent in its ability to deploy from naval vessels, ingress landfall with the purpose of destroying a priority target or group of targets and return to that vessel. This adds a new dimension to Apache warfighting. This monograph takes a look at old facts through new glasses, then makes use of those facts in order to become more innovative and effective in the employment of a Longbow attack helicopter battalion. An unclassified independent deep attack scenario in Korea against a moving second echelon armor brigade is the focus of this monograph. The deep attack scenario provides a basis for original analysis to evaluate whether or not a Longbow attack helicopter battalion can conduct successful independent deep operations in the Korean context, using naval vessels as a force projection platform. This monograph examines three separate but related areas necessary for a Longbow attack helicopter battalion to execute successfully one type of deep attack, the ambush. It looks at the type of naval vessels that can support a Longbow attack helicopter battalion, the availability of those vessels, as well as what a CINC gains or loses by using these vessels as launch andor pickup platforms.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE