Military

  *FM 1-114
FIELD MANUAL
No. 1-114
Headquarters
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 1 February 2000

 

FM 1-114

AIR CAVALRY SQUADRON
AND TROOP OPERATIONS

TABLE OF CONTENTS


PREFACE
CHAPTER 1 RECONNAISSANCE AND SECURITY HELICOPTER FUNDAMENTALS
Section I Primary Roles and Missions

Essential Characteristics of Army Operations
Squadron Mission
Troop Mission
Capabilities and Limitations
Section II Organizations

Cavalry Organizations
Regimental Aviation Squadron
Division Cavalry Squadron
Air Cavalry Squadron
Troop Organization
CHAPTER 2 BATTLE COMMAND
Section I Command and Control

Command and Control Process
Military Decision Making Process
Command and Control Techniques
Section II Command and Staff Responsibilities

Squadron Commander
Executive Officer
Command Sergeant Major
Adjutant
Intelligence Officer
Operations Officer
Supply Officer
Air Defense Officer
Air Liaison Officer
Aviation Unit Maintenance Troop Commander
Chaplain
Chemical Officer
Signal Officer
Engineer Officer
Flight Operations Officer
Fire Support Officer
Headquarters and Headquarters Troop Commander
Liaison Officer
Regimental Support Squadron Commander
Squadron Maintenance Officer
Surgeon
Squadron Tactical Operations Officer
Air Cavalry Troop Commander
Air Mission Commander
Platoon Leaders
Team Leaders
First Sergeant
Maintenance Officer
Instructor Pilot
Safety Officer
Aircraft Survivability Equipment Officer
Pilot-in-Command
Section III Command and Control Facilities

Tactical Operations Center
Tactical Command Post
Alternate and Rear Command Posts, Assembly Areas, and Forward Arming and Refueling Points
Assembly Areas
Tactical Assembly Area
Forward Assembly Area
Section IV Command and Control Communications

Purpose
Responsibilities
Means of Communication
Regimental Aviation Squadron and Division Cavalry Squadron Communications
Troop Communications
Operations Security
Section V Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence Enhancement

Lines of Communication
Message and Document Delivery
Personnel and Equipment Transportation
Section VI Digital Communications Systems

Digital Systems and Equipment
OH-58D Kiowa Warrior
AH-64D Longbow Apache
Aviation Mission Planning System
Aviation Tactical Operations Center
Improved Data Modem
Maneuver Control System and/or Phoenix
Enhancements to Reconnaissance Operations
Enhancements to Security Operations
Enhancements to Close Operations
CHAPTER 3 EMPLOYMENT
Section I Task Organization

General
Regimental Aviation Squadron
Division Cavalry Squadron
Air Cavalry Troop
Attack Helicopter Troop (Armored RAS Only)
Assault Helicopter Troop (Armored and Light RAS Only)
Employment Considerations
Section II Reconnaissance Operations

Purpose
Fundamentals
Planning Considerations
Capabilities
Methods of Reconnaissance
Air Cavalry Reconnaissance Techniques
Actions on Contact
Route Reconnaissance
Zone Reconnaissance
Area Reconnaissance
Reconnaissance in Force
Landing Zone and/or Pickup Zone Reconnaissance
Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Reconnaissance
Section III Security Operations

Purpose
Fundamentals
Planning Considerations
Screen
Guard Operations
Covering Force Operations
Area Security
Section IV Offensive Operations

Movement-to-Contact
Search and Attack
Hasty Attack
Deliberate Attack
Attack Position
Raid
Exploitation and Pursuit Operations
Exploitation Force
Pursuit Force
Preassault Fires
Battle Handover
Passage of Lines
Battle Handover Line
Feint
Demonstration
Section V Defensive Operations

Deep Operations
Close Operations
Rear Operations
Section VI Retrograde Operations

Purpose
Delay
Withdrawal
Retirement
CHAPTER 4 STABILITY OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT OPERATIONS
Section I General

Operational Concept
Principles of Stability Operations and Support Operations
Employment Guidelines
Section II Types of Operations

Categories of Operations
Stability Operations
Support Operations
CHAPTER 5 COMBAT SUPPORT AND COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT
Section I Combat Support

Field Artillery
Mortars
Naval Gun Fire Support
Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses
Fire Support Coordinating Measures
Close Air Support
Ground and Air Alerts
Close Air Support Target Acquisition and Targeting
Close Air Support Capabilities and Limitations
Close Air Support Coordination and Control
Engineer Support
Air Defense Planning and Employment
Air Defense Active and Passive Measures
Intelligence
Electronic Warfare
Counterintelligence
Air Traffic Services
Section II Combat Service Support

Fundamentals
Combat Service Support Operations for the Regimental Aviation Squadron
Combat Service Support Operations for the Division Cavalry Squadron
Combat Service Support Operations for the Air Cavalry Troop
Supply Classes
Forward Area Arming and Refueling Point
Vehicle and Other Ground Equipment Maintenance and Recovery
Aviation Maintenance Support Structure
Aircraft Recovery Operations and Battle Damage and Assessment Repair
APPENDIX A RISK MANAGEMENT
APPENDIX B AIRCRAFT CHARACTERISTICS
APPENDIX C OH-58D SYSTEMS
APPENDIX D MOVEMENT AND RAPID DEPLOYMENT
APPENDIX E ASSEMBLY AREA OPERATIONS
APPENDIX F TROOP ORDER GUIDE
APPENDIX G JOINT AIR ATTACK TEAM
APPENDIX H AIRCRAFT SURVIVABILITY EQUIPMENT
APPENDIX I FRATRICIDE PREVENTION
APPENDIX J ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS AND COMPLIANCE
APPENDIX K AIR-GROUND INTEGRATION
  GLOSSARY
  BIBLIOGRAPHY
  AUTHENTICATION

 

DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION:  Approved for public release; distribution unlimited.
*This publication supersedes FM 1-114, 20 February 1991.

 



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