The ability to swiftly create temporary, expedient helicopter landing zones
; leapfrog forward arming and refueling points with the advancing force; conduct replenishment combat logistics operations; or rapidly construct expeditionary airfields and airbases permits Marine aviation to be in the front pocket of the MAGTF commander.
Include in your playbook a battalion communications plan for both ground and air medical operations, a plan for evacuating casualties from the point of impact to the casualty collection point and the battalion aid station, a plan to set up a helicopter landing zone
during the day or night, a mass casualty plan, and a class VIII resupply plan.
In this case, the construction of several replacement helicopter landing zones
to consolidate training within other existing areas will allow the return of almost 4,000 hectares."
After using aviation support to mark locations of fallen and wounded comrades, it became clear that ground recovery of the fallen was required due to heavy enemy fire on helicopter landing zones
Most towns and cities in Central Massachusetts have pre-determined helicopter landing zones
. With a cruising speed of about 135 miles per hour, the helicopter can reach most Central Massachusetts communities in about 15 minutes.
Military helicopters fly in extreme environmental conditions, like sand, dust and snow, and have to land in these conditions, too, at unprepared and often dangerous helicopter landing zones
Combat controllers deployed in Afghanistan--who mostly operate behind enemy lines to establish helicopter landing zones
and airfields--find that hand-launched portable UAVs don't have good enough sensors, said Master Sgt.
Also being employed, though sparingly due to limited inventory, is the 15,000-pound so-called "Daisy-cutter," originally used during the Vietnam War to clear helicopter landing zones
. The weapon detonates three feet above the ground and clears an area of some 600 meters.
military's helicopter landing zones
remain within the village in return for improvements in local infrastructure, village sources said Friday.
Dawson offers several bivouac sites, a 40-foot rappelling tower, helicopter landing zones
, small-arms ranges, an enemy prisoner-of-war compound, a mock third-world village and other vacant buildings that are used by military police, engineers, special operations forces and FBI hostage-rescue teams.