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Being or relating to troops that are moved by aircraft, especially helicopters, to engage in battle or secure an area: an airmobile infantry regiment.


(Military) military US capable of being moved by air, esp by helicopter


(ˈɛərˌmoʊ bəl, -bil; esp. Brit. -baɪl)

transportable or transported to combat areas by helicopters.
[1960–65, Amer.]
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Russia's airborne assault forces, the Vozdushno-desantnye voyska, have been training for contingencies, including seizing infrastructure such as defended air bases and airports to insert airmobile forces, so as to be in a position to end the conflict before Estonia's Western allies could organize a meaningful reaction.
Key army capabilities--such as special forces, airmobile combat (including a new airmobile brigade), intelligence, information and communication systems, and logistics--have also been reinforced and consolidated into new dedicated commands.
forces able to quickly arrive in the theater (surge-ready theater-range aircraft, airmobile Army units, and
The American units assigned to the operation included: the 101st Airborne Division; four battalions of the 108th Artillery Group; two battalions of the 45th Engineer Group; six battalions of the 101st Aviation Group; the 1st Brigade of the 5th Mechanized Infantry Division, which was buttressed by two mechanized battalions, one cavalry battalion, one tank battalion, and one airmobile infantry battalion; and two battalions of the 11th Infantry Brigade, 23rd Infantry Division.
Army began to field the XM16E1 in substantial quantities in 1965, with most going at that time to the Republic of South Vietnam and the newly organized and still experimental Airmobile Divisions.
Finally, maneuver support companies need to train on airmobile, air assault, and airborne operations, depending on the company divisional support relationship.
Caption: Col Victor Kopachinskiy, commander of Ukraine's 80th Airmobile Regiment, along with Capt Robert Colbourne and LCol Roch Pelletier of 3R22eR, address C Coy after a parachute landing.
In airmobile operations ultralight 155 mm or light 105 mm guns remain the alternative to heavy mortars, ammunition supply remaining a key issue.
Senior warrant officer Sergey Basalov has had over 1000 parachute jumps in 22 years of service, so far this is a record for the airmobile forces of Kazakhstan, reports the Central Communications Service under the President of Kazakhstan.
The biggest airmobile operation in the history of war to that point included South Vietnamese Army corps troops and U.
Commentary By Rabbi Carlos Huerta, (Chaplain, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airmobile Div.
Collaboration between ground and air assets increased skills in airmobile operations, directed engagements and helicopter entry and exit drills.