airmobile forces


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airmobile forces

The ground combat, supporting, and air vehicle units required to conduct an airmobile operation. The selected equipment is air transportable and the combat units are specially trained.
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Unfortunately, in Operation Enduring Freedom it seems that key American soldiers (and perhaps even some airmen) were surprised by airpower's increased effectiveness against fielded land forces and thus were not prepared to exploit its successes with an energetic pursuit (using precision air attacks closely coordinated with the maneuver of SOF and airmobile forces).
In particular, programs ought to call for modernization of attack helicopter and airmobile forces and for improvements in the ability of Marine units to conduct counterterrorism and asymmetric warfare missions--missions that seem likely to be key aspects of future combat in the Middle East.
PHOTO : One attraction of the 120 mm mortar (here the famous Thomson Brandt rifled version) is its ability to provide heavy fire support to airmobile forces.
This year military servicemen of the Airmobile Forces of Kazakhstan made more than 7,000 sky-diving jumps, which is a record since their establishment in June 2000.
The Apache was a stand-off battlefield helicopter, although it was armed to provide escort for airmobile forces in the form of 70mm rockets and a 30mm cannon.
China possesses airborne forces that could serve as the seedbed for nurturing more substantial airborne and airmobile forces than currently suspected by the outside world.