Enhanced Army Airborne Forces: A New Joint Operational Capability

Enhanced Army Airborne Forces: A New Joint Operational Capability

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A RAND research team examined options to increase the mobility, protection, and firepower of Army airborne forces, given likely future missions and threats, and identified a concept for enhancing today's forces by adding a light armored infantry capability. This report examines the numbers and types of vehicles that would be needed to create an airborne light armored force that could be airdropped or air-landed from Air Force transport planes.