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.
The headquarters of the Seventh Air Force viewed the la Drang action as proof that airmobile forces
, considering the number of helicopters available and their limitations in firepower and carrying capacity, needed vigorous support from the command's transports and fighter-bombers and from B-52s, as well.
The servicemen of the airmobile forces
have the grades in terms of their experience.
Once airborne or airmobile forces
reach the ground and dominate any opposing force, the work of the engineer begins in earnest.
Likewise there is no mention in ADO or CFDS of the acquisition and deployment of new artillery, such as the M777 system used in Afghanistan, or airborne or airmobile forces
. The latter, however, might be buried in the SOF regiment, whose operations would be mightily enhanced by the acquisition of a couple of AC-130 Spectre gunships, but these also go unmentioned in the CFDS and ADO.
also have some specialized equipment, including 61 BMD-1s, 78 BMD-2s, and 44 BTR-Ds, as well as 120mm mortars mounted on 2S12 Sani tracked vehicles.