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Army Air Corps

The Army Air Corps is the smallest of the three Combat Arms in the Army but its fleet of helicopters makes it one of the most potent. It has a unique role to play on the modern battlefield, delivering hard-hitting and effective support to ground forces during the key stages of a battle.

The roles of Army Aviation are:

Offensive Action
- the application of firepower and manoeuvre in order to defeat the enemy.

Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR)
- the use of Army Aviation to gather information using optical and electronic devices.

Control and Direction of Firepower
- the use of Army Aviation 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.

Command Support
- providing the capability for commanders to operate and move around the battle quickly.

Movement of Personnel and Materiel
- support to specialist operations, helicopter evacuation and delivery of vital equipment.

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