The key roles of Army Aviation are:
- the application of firepower and manoeuvre in order to defeat the enemy.
Control and Direction of Firepower
- the use of Army Aviation, namely Apache attack helicopters, to observe enemy forces and engage with other weapon systems such as fighter ground attack, main battle tanks, artillery and mortars, land based rocket systems and naval fire support platforms.
- providing the capability for commanders to operate and move around the battle quickly.
Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR)
- the use of Army Aviation to gather information using optical and electronic devices.
Movement of Personnel and Materiel
- support to specialist operations, helicopter evacuation and delivery of vital equipment.
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