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- 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.
- Rotary-wing aircraft : Add brief definition or description
- United States Marine Corps : A branch of the United States Armed Forces, with primary responsibilities as naval infantry and in amphibious warfare, are organized in Marine Air-Ground Task Forces capable of serving as up to corps headquarters with integrated close air support
- United States Air Force : One of the uniformed services of the United States, with principal responsibility for land-based long-range and high-performance aircraft, as well as land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles
- United States Navy : That part of the United States Department of Defense responsible for combat on, over, and under water
- CV-22 : U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command variant of the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft
- HV-22 : U.S. Navy version of the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, principally intended for search and rescue
- MV-22 : Air assault transport version of the V-22 Osprey aircraft; the most numerous type of V-22 and developed by the United States Marine Corps to replace the CH-46 helicopter
- Amphibious warfare : The set of techniques, equipment, specialized units, and methods of training needed to move troops across water, and deliver them to land, ready for immediate combat.
- Helicopter : Aircraft with one or more power-driven horizontal rotors, each rotor consisting of two or more rotor blades, that enable it to take off and land vertically, move in any direction, or remain stationary in the air.
- Tactical mobility : A term that has evolved away from the concept of being able to move over any terrain (e.g., as characteristic of tracked vehicles such as tanks to vehicles that do not need advanced transportation infrastructures (e.g., bridges able to carry 70-ton tanks, heavy equipment transport trucks to save tread wear), can be lifted by medium or heavy helicopters, and can maneuver in relatively narrow streets
- CH-46 : An aging medium helicopter that has been the main troop transport helicopter for the U.S. Marine Corps and a utility transport for the U.S. Navy
- CH-53 : Heavy transport helicopter used by the United States Marine Corps and Israel; MH-53 PAVE LOW special operations version used by United States Air Force
- Vertical replenishment : A subset of underway replenishment, in which the supply ship and the warship being resupplied do not physically connect, but use helicopters to transfer the supples. Faster and requiring less shiphandling skill than connected replenishment, but cannot transfer as large a volume