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- Army Cooperation Aviation : Light aircraft, capable of operating from minimal forward airfields, which were under the direct control of ground forces commanders rather than part of a country's air arm
- United States Army : Branch of the United States Armed Forces with the principal responsibility of conducting large-scale ground combat
- Air mobility : The set of disciplines, resources and techniques required for the rapid air movement of military forces and their equipment. Air assault, in which the air movement takes troops into battle, is a subset.
- Air assault : Military operations in which infantry are carried by aircraft onto, or very near, the target, or by parachuting. The aircraft may be helicopters, tilt-rotor aircraft, short-landing transports, or, historically, gliders.
- Fort Rucker : Located in Alabama, the central base for U.S. Army Aviation development, readiness and training
- CH-47 Chinook : Medium transport helicopter developed by the U.S. Army and used by a wide range of countries
- Armed helicopter : A helicopter that can be configured to carry troops or cargo only, light weapons and troops, or possibly a heavier ammunition load with still-removable weapons.
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- UH-60 Blackhawk : A family of light transport helicopters used by the U.S. services, including the standard troop carrier UH-60 Blackhawk, naval rescue and surface/subsurface warfare, and the MH-60 special operations variant that is not really a Black Helicopter but instead very, very dark gray
- Attack helicopter : A helicopter equipped with built-in heavy weapons, which has no standard cargo capacity and is used as a "flying tank" in close air support or battlefield air interdiction.
- AH-1 Cobra : The first purpose-built U.S. attack helicopter, introduced by the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War; the U.S. Marine Corps still operates a much-modified version
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- AH-64 Apache : A United States Army attack helicopter capable of day/night missions in all weather.
- OH-58 Kiowa Warrior : A United States Army helicopter with extensive sensors for surveillance and guiding weapons fired by other air or ground weapons platforms, and also is a light attack helicopter on its own rights.
- Signals intelligence collection, aircraft-based : An aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that carries signals intelligence sensors
- RC-12 GUARDRAIL : U.S. Army signals intelligence aircraft that are assigned to corps-level intelligence brigades, and fly in groups of three, transmitting data, without analysis, to a ground station
- Airborne Reconnaissance Low : A multifunction U.S. Army intelligence collection aircraft, available in small numbers and to be replaced by the Airborne Common Sensor
- Airborne Common Sensor : A manned U.S. Army battlefield signals intelligence and imaging radar aircraft, to use a business jet or turboprop airframe, which will replace the Airborne Reconnaissance Low and RC-12 GUARDRAIL aircraft, and complement unmanned aerial vehicle and other battlefield sensors.
Unmanned aerial vehicle
- MQ-8 : A multipurpose unmanned aerial vehicle, in the form of a helicopter with relatively long endurance, whose functions include surveillance and communications relay
- H-19 : Add brief definition or description
- H-23 : Add brief definition or description
- H-34 : Add brief definition or description
- O-1 : Add brief definition or description
- UH-1 : Add brief definition or description
- AN/APG-78 : A U.S. Army millimeter wave radar system shared among the Longbow versions of the AH-64 Apache heavy attack helicopter, AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, and the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior scout helicopter
- AN/APR-39A(V) : A radar warning receiver and electronics countermeasures suite controller that provides coverage for C/D and E through J band CW radar, used on helicopters and slow fixed-wing aircraft
- AN/APR-48A Radar Frequency Interferometer Electronic Support : Add brief definition or description target acquisition system
- AN/ALQ-144 : A defensive electronic warfare system for U.S. military helicopters, which provides infrared countermeasures against heat-seeking missiles and can also control an radar jammer
- AN/AVR-2 : A first-and-second generation, obsolescent laser warning receiver laser warning receiver
- AN/ALQ-36(V) : Add brief definition or descriptionradar jammer
- ALE-47 : An intelligent countermeasures dispenser for military aircraft, which can receive commands directly from warning receivers, and dispense expendable radar and infrared decoys, as well as manage a retrievable decoy towed via an fiber optic cable
- ALQ-144 : A defensive electronic warfare system for U.S. military helicopters, which provides infrared countermeasures against heat-seeking missiles and can also control an radar jammer
- HAVE QUICK II : A family of military UHF jam-resistant radios, intended for air-to-air and air-to-ground use
- Air defense artillery : A combat arms branch of the United States Army, responsible for defending ground forces and the continental United States against aircraft and missile attack
- Army Airspace Command and Control : A division level air defense artillery and army aviation information management system of the U.S. Army, deemphasized with the main level of control at the brigade level with a minimal air defense requirement
Aviation units, regular Army
- 101st Airborne Division : A division of the U.S. Army, originally created as airborne, but now air assault with permanently assigned helicopter mobility
Vietnam War operations
- U.S. support to South Vietnam before Gulf of Tonkin : A period of overt advisory and combat support by the U.S. to South Vietnam, from roughly 1962 to mid-1964
- Tactical Mobility Requirements Board : Under the authority of the Secretary of Defense, the evaluation and field tests of large-scale airmobile operations, which led to an increased role for Army aviation, and deployment of an air assault division into the Vietnam War
- Vietnam War military technology : Military technology in support of ground operations, including helicopters and air assault, either associated with or introduced in Vietnam, between 1962 and 1975
- 1st Cavalry Division : A heavy division of the United States Army, partially deployed to Baghdad; part of III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas
- Battle of the Ia Drang : First divisional-scale battle involving helicopter-borne air assault troops, with U.S. forces against those of North Vietnam
- Battle of Bong Son : First battle, in the Vietnam War, involving combat by a reinforced helicopter-borne division, with all elements in combat at the same time.
- 160th Special Operations Aircraft Regiment : A command that trains and prepares U.S. Army special operations personnel, including United States Army Special Forces, and serves as the land forces component of United States Special Operations Command
- Dell Dailey : Currently Counterterrorism Coordinator for the U.S. Department of State, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general whose career was spent in special operations
- Paratroop : A subset of air assault military forces, which arrive at a tactical objective by deliberately parachuting from aircraft
- Restructuring of the United States Army : A major doctrinal and organization redesign of the United States Army, with its chief feature being moving from the division to the Brigade Combat Team and new supporting brigade structures as the basic Unit of Action