Indian Army recently tested the Air Cavalry concept, used by the US in Vietnam, in Rajasthan
The Indian Army tested the Air Cavalry concept with an aim to enhance its overall defence capabilities. The exercise, in which special forces of the army’s Sapta Shakti Command performed various manoeuvres, saw weaponised helicopters carry out combined action against the enemy in coordination with tanks and mechanised ground forces.
The Indian Army, keeping an eye on future combat preparedness, is focusing on strengthening its combative air assets by procuring more attack helicopters.
Ex #VijayPrahar. Strike formations of the Sapta Shakti Command rehearsed offensive maneuvers involving attack helicopters operating in conjunction with Tanks to deliver & destroy the enemy armour. Christened as ‘The Air Cavalry’, the concept was tried in the exercise.#IndianArmypic.twitter.com/fIypBWijnv
The Air Cavalry is a new concept for the Indian Army, and it is aimed at reshaping land battle by defeating the enemy with an offensive punch from the air. The concept comprises of coordinated attacks by helicopters and tanks.
“In the recently held offensive…