Accession Number:

ADA528436

Title:

The Evolution of Air Assault

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Commenting on the Army after Next project, one observer noted that Todays aviation allocations to light infantry divisions are inadequate for the fast-paced operations of the future. Battlefield agility must be strengthened if the force is to truly achieve full spectrum dominance. Likewise, as another writer stated, In the wars of the future, there is simply no point in deploying highly trained light infantry without mobility and protection. The integration of infantry mobility and target acquisition capability with the speed, agility, and firepower of helicopters is a potent combination but the current force structure does not realize that potential. Nor does it capture the helicopters air cavalry possibilities. Air mobility has not fully realized the opportunities created by technological innovations following World War II.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE