number of differences to be noted. Some of these differences include:
An aviation brigade which is assigned to division to support the
division and its air assault infantry battalions.
Nine assault infantry battalions available for employment under
the control of the three brigade headquarters.
The ADA battalion only has towed Vulcans as the primary air
defense weapon system.
Air Assault Battalion. Figure 15 represents the structure of an air assault
An air assault battalion
may be assigned any of the standard combat missions. Its primary mission is
to close with the enemy by means of fire and maneuver in order to destroy or
capture him. The mission also includes repelling his assault by fire, close
combat, and counterattack. The air assault battalion is particularly suited
for offensive or delay missions where its mobility can be exploited to the
AIR ASSAULT BATTALION