o Automatic grenade launchers, recoilless guns, antitank guns, anti-aircraft guns (SP), tracked
infantry fighting vehicles, and tactical air support.
o Air assault forces will be heavily equipped.
o MR units will be stripped of heavy equipment.
The expected area of operations of an airmobile force are:
o Forces from MR unit operates 15-25 km from FEBA; link-up with advance ground forces within
o Forces from air assault brigade operates up to 50 km from FEBA, no immediate link-up
Airborne Operations. An elite force of paratroopers is maintained by the OPFOR. Airborne forces will
be employed in both a conventional and nuclear battlefield. They are used to project combat power
deep into the enemy rear area. The strike may support the rapid advance of a large combined arms
force (Operational Maneuver Groups (OMG)) that may be conducting an attack into the enemy rear
area. OPFOR airborne forces can be dropped with armored vehicles, BMD, and BTRs (see Figures 1-
9 and 1-10).
Military police gage their response based on the following definition:
Level I: Those which can be defeated by base or base cluster self-defense measures.
Level II: Those which are beyond base or base cluster self-defense capability and can be
defeated by response forces, normally military police with supporting fires.
Level III: Those which necessitate the command decision to commit a tactical combat force
The four types of OPFOR doctrine for airborne operations are:
Each is discussed in detail below.
Strategic airborne assault. This is a deep strike that will have a significant impact on a war or
campaign. It is controlled by the general staff. It will be conducted in the field Army area. The assault
forces in the strike do not expect a link-up for several days. The strategic airborne assault will be used
against key strategic facilities. Some of these are national capitals, administrative and political centers,
industrial and economic centers, ports, and airfields.