Accession Number : ADA312888

Title :   Air Mech XXI: New Revolution in Maneuver Warfare.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, 2 Aug 95-6 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Jarnot, Charles A.

PDF Url : ADA312888

Report Date : 07 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : Air Mech XXI is a revolutionary concept of maneuver warfare that displaces the current heavy-mechanized doctrine as the dominate form of land combat in the next century. The concept, developed by the author, uses rotary wing aircraft to project a combined arms forces that maneuvers at significantly greater speed and depth than current heavy armored formations. It solves the limitations in ground mobility, protection and firepower associated with current light force designs and maximize the benefits of the digitalized battlefield and advances in precision weapons. The Air Mech XXI design provides a theaterwide force with air assault agility and the lethality to destroy heavy armor, while retaining a substantial mechanized combat capability. This concept sounds the end of the land battleship heavy tank doctrine and heralds the full integration of air and ground maneuver. The proposed new warfighting doctrine is presented in an interim and objective divisional mode. The interim design uses current helicopters and armored vehicles that are in production. The objective design uses purpose built aircraft and vehicle The thesis compares the Air Mech XXI divisions to current U.S. Army organizations, to determine their relative combat value.

Descriptors :   *LAND WARFARE, *MANEUVERS, *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, *MECHANIZATION, GROUND LEVEL, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, MOBILITY, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, ARMY PERSONNEL, MILITARY DOCTRINE, BATTLEFIELDS, AIRBORNE, THESES, HELICOPTERS, INTEGRATION, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, PRECISION, PROTECTION, LETHALITY, FIREPOWER, ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT, TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, ARMORED VEHICLES.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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