Army Aviation Operations

Publication Title:                   Army Aviation Operations
Publication/revision date:    21 FEB 1997
Field Manual:                        FM 1-100
   Supersedes:                      none
Distribution Restriction:       Approved for public release, distribution unlimited (public domain manuals)

Contents:
PREFACE
FUTURE DOCTRINE
CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION TO ARMY AVIATION
  1-1. Purpose
  1-2. Strategic Realities
  1-3. Army's Response
  1-4. A Vision
  1-5. Aviation Operational Principles
  1-6. Battlefield Operating System
    Maneuver
    Intelligence
    Fire Support
    Air Defense
    Mobility, Countermobility, and Survivability
    Logistics
    Battle Command
  1-7. Training and Readiness Challenges
  1-8. Force Projection
  1-9. Joint Operations
  1-10. Multinational Operations
CHAPTER 2 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ARMY AVIATION OPERATIONS
  Section I - SHAPING THE BATTLESPACE
    2-1. Army Aviation's Unique Capabilities
    2-2. Tenets of Army Aviation Doctrine
      Initiative
      Agility
      Depth
      Synchronization
      Versatility
  Section II - ARMY AVIATION MISSIONS
    2-3. Aviation Combat Missions
      Reconnaissance
      Security
      Attack
      Air Assault
      Theater Missile Defense
      Special Operations
      Support by Fire
    2-4. Aviation Combat Support Missions
      Command, Control, and Communications
      Air Movement
      Electronic Warfare
      Combat Search and Rescue
      Air Traffic Services
      Aerial Mine Warfare
    2-5. Aviation Combat Service Support Missions
      Aerial Sustainment
      Casualty Evacuation
  Section III - AVIATION OPERATIONS
    2-6. Offensive Operations
      Movement to Contact
      Attack
      Exploitation
      Pursuit
      Search and Attack
    2-7. Defensive Operations
      Mobile Defense
      Area Defense
    2-8. Retrograde Operations
    2-9. Planning
      Deep Operations
      Close Operations
      Rear Operations
    2-10. Air Combat Operations
      Air Combat in Deep Operations
      Air Combat in Short Range Air Defense Operations (Close/Rear Battles)
      Other Issues in Combat Operations
    2-11. Aviation Liaision
    2-12. Stability and Support Operations (SASO)
      Aviation Forces in SASO
      SASO and Aviation Task Organization
      SASO Overview
      Security and Limited Conflict
      Show of Force
      Noncombatant Evacuation Operations
      Counterdrug Operations
      Support for Insurgencies and Counterinsurgencies
      Combatting Terrorism
      Peace Enforcement
      Attacks and Raids
      Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Assistance
      Peacekeeping Operations
      Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief
      Nation Assistance
      Security Assistance
      Military Support to Civilian Authorities (MSCA)
CHAPTER 3 - ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON OPERATIONS
  3-1. Effects of Weather
  3-2. Geographical Environments
    Mountains
    Jungles
    Deserts
    Arctic Areas
    Urbanized Terrain
  3-3. NBC Environment
  3-4. Electronic Warfare Environment
CHAPTER 4 - SUSTAINMENT OF AVIATION OPERATIONS
  4-1. Force Protection
  4-2. Risk Management
  4-3. Logistics Planning
  4-4. Maintenance Support
  4-5. Personnel Support
  4-6. Arming and Refueling
  4-7. Ground Vehicle Operations
  4-8. Aviation Reconstitution
APPENDIX A - ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES
APPENDIX B - AVIATION COMMAND AND CONTROL
APPENDIX C - US ARMY AIRCRAFT CAPABILITIES
APPENDIX D - DIGITIZATION
APPENDIX E - ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS AND COMPLIANCE
APPENDIX F - RISK MANAGEMENT
APPENDIX G - HISTORY OF ARMY AVIATION
GLOSSARY
REFERENCES
AUTHORIZATION LETTER
 

 

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