Dynamic demonstration of the Polish Armed Forces 25th Brigade of Air Cavalry at MSPO 2011

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MSPO 2011
19th International Defence Industry Exhibition
Kielce, Poland
 
Polish Armed Forces Dynamic Demonstration at MSPO 2011
 
 
Monday, September 5, 2011, 08:52 PM
 
Dynamic demonstration of the Polish Armed Forces 25th Brigade of Air Cavalry at MSPO 2011
 
As every year, the opening ceremony of the defence exhibition MSPO is ended by a dynamic demonstration of the Polish armed forces, showing their operational capacities and their equipment, vehicles and helicopter in service into combat units of the Polish army.
     
This year, the visitors and military delegations of the International Defense Industry Exhibition MSPO 2010 saw a dynamic demonstration of the 25th Brigade of Air Cavalry which demonstrates the army training and the professional equipment use by this unit.
Soldiers of the 25th Air Cavalry Brigade of Polish Army during dynamic demonstration MSPO 2011
(Image copyright Army Recognition)
     

This year, the visitors and military delegations of the International Defense Industry Exhibition MSPO 2010 saw a dynamic demonstration of the 25th Brigade of Air Cavalry which demonstrates the army training and the professional equipment use by this unit.

The storm-troop soldiers with the back up of two combat helicopters will have to localise the castaway’s whereabouts, to identify him and pick him up in order to evacuate from the military operation area. The platoon operations are carried out within the framework of so called CSAR (Combat Search and Rescue).

     
This year, the visitors and military delegations of the International Defense Industry Exhibition MSPO 2010 saw a dynamic demonstration of the 25th Brigade of Air Cavalry which demonstrates the army training and the professional equipment use by this unit.
Guests and military delegations at the dynamic demonstration MSPO 2011
(Image copyright Army Recognition)

     
With the reorganization of the former 25th Air Cavalry Division into the 25th Air Cavalry Brigade (ACB) (headquartered at Tomaszow Mazowiecki), the Polish Ministry of Defense has made a major commitment to developing a fully interoperable NATO rapid-reaction capability. The 25th ACB will provide NATO and U.S. commanders with an air assault capability similar to that provided by a brigade combat team of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The unit's doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures for air assault operations are nearly identical with those of the United States. Brigadier General Jan Kempara, commander of the 25th ACB, is an expert in American air assault and airborne operations.

The purpose of the 25th ACB is to provide the Polish army with a highly manoeuvrable, rapid-reaction force that can conduct deliberate, precisely planned, and vigorously executed air assaults to operational depths of 50 to 100 km. The brigade's goal is to sustain high-intensity combat operations for up to 72 hours; speed and surprise are its key advantages. The unit is capable of both offensive and defensive operations and could be called upon to accomplish a variety of missions; e.g., destroying enemy command posts and communication systems, seizing key terrain and facilities, disrupting enemy logistic operations, rapidly reinforcing friendly subunits in contact with the enemy, and screening flanks and breaches. It can also be used in search-and-rescue and noncombat operations. The unit's doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures for air assault operations are taken almost entirely from U.S. publications.

The 25th ACB is organized into two aviation battalions and three air assault battalions. One aviation battalion (the 1st, based in Legnica) is equipped with older Mi-8/17 helicopters; the other aviation battalion (the 7th, based in Tomaszow Mazowiecki) is equipped with the Polish-produced W-3 Sokol. The Poles will continue to operate Mi-8/17's for several more years. Order-of-battle requirements call for 36 helicopters per battalion. The air assault battalions comprise 590 personnel in peacetime and 650 in wartime; the troops are equipped with small arms, antitank weapons, and antiaircraft weapons.

     
This year, the visitors and military delegations of the International Defense Industry Exhibition MSPO 2010 saw a dynamic demonstration of the 25th Brigade of Air Cavalry which demonstrates the army training and the professional equipment use by this unit.
W-3 Sokol helicopter of the 25th Brigade of Air Cavalry at MSPO 2011
(Image copyright Army Recognition)
 

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