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FM 3-05.60
(FM 1-108)
October 2000
Headquarters, Department of the Army
Destroy by any method that must prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of the document.
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION:
DESTRUCTION NOTICE:

ARMY
SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES
AVIATION OPERATIONS

Distribution authorized to U. S. Government agencies and their contractors only to protect technical or \ue000 operational information from automatic dissemination under the International Exchange Program or by \ue000 other means. This determination was made on 5 December 2003. Other requests for this document \ue000 must be referred to Commander, United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and \ue000 School, ATTN: AOJK-DT-PO, Fort Bragg, North Carolina 28310-5000.

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*FM 3-05.60
Field Manual
Headquarters
No. 3-05.60
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 16 October 2000
Army Special Operations Forces
Aviation Operations
Contents
Page
PREFACE..................................................................................................................iii
Chapter 1.
ARSOA MISSION, OPERATION, AND ORGANIZATION.....................................1-1

Mission.....................................................................................................................1-1 Mission-Essential and Battle Tasks.........................................................................1-1 Supporting Tasks.....................................................................................................1-2 Employment Considerations....................................................................................1-2 Characteristics of ARSOA Forces............................................................................1-3 Organization.............................................................................................................1-5

Chapter 2.
ARSOA MISSIONS AND COLLATERAL ACTIVITIES...........................................2-1

Principles of War......................................................................................................2-1 Army Special Operations Imperatives......................................................................2-3 ARSOA Principles....................................................................................................2-6 Operational Considerations......................................................................................2-7

DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION:
* This publication supersedes FM 1-108, 3 November 1993.

Distribution authorized to U. S. Government agencies and their contractors to \ue000
protect technical or operational information from automatic dissemination under the International Exchange \ue000
Program or by other means. This determination was made on 5 December 2003. Other requests for this \ue000
document must be referred to Commander, United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and \ue000
School, ATTN: AOJK-DT-PO, Fort Bragg, North Carolina 28310-5000.

Destroy by any method that must prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction \ue000
of the document.
DESTRUCTION NOTICE:
FM 3-05.60
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Page

ARSOA Support to ARSOF Missions and Collateral Activities................................2-8 Tactical Application................................................................................................2-19 Evasion and Recovery...........................................................................................2-19 Combat Search and Rescue.................................................................................2-20 Maritime Operations..............................................................................................2-21

Chapter 3.
ARSOA MISSION PLANNING PROCESS.............................................................3-1

ARSOA Participation During the Entire Planning Process......................................3-1 Mission Planning......................................................................................................3-4 War Game Process.................................................................................................3-9 Communications....................................................................................................3-10

Chapter 4.
COMBAT AND COMBAT SUPPORT.....................................................................4-1

Fire Support.............................................................................................................4-1 SEAD and Joint Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses............................................4-4 Air Defense..............................................................................................................4-4 Attack Helicopters....................................................................................................4-5 Intelligence and Electronic Warfare.........................................................................4-5 Weather Support.....................................................................................................4-7 External Communications Support..........................................................................4-7 Engineer Support.....................................................................................................4-7 Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Support.............................................................4-8

Chapter 5.
ARSOA LOGISTICS SUPPORT.............................................................................5-1

ARSOF Logistics Environment................................................................................5-1 Preparation Modes..................................................................................................5-2 Planning Considerations..........................................................................................5-6 Field Services Support.............................................................................................5-7 Forward Arming and Refueling Point Operations....................................................5-9 Resupply Procedures for Developed and Undeveloped Theaters.........................5-10

Appendix A.INT ELLIGENCE......................................................................................................A-1
Appendix B.AIRCRAFT CAPABILITIES.....................................................................................B-1
Appendix C.OPERAT IONS........................................................................................................C-1
Appendix D.LOGIST ICS............................................................................................................D-1
GLOSSARY.................................................................................................Glossary-1
BIBLIOGRAPHY...................................................................................Bibliography-1
INDEX...............................................................................................................Index-1

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