Basic Air Insertion and Extraction Capabilities

Air insertion and extraction capabilities

Basic Air insertion and extraction capabilities

For all operators regardless of insertion specialty:

-        Rotary wing (Helicopter): Fast-rope, spy-rig, rappel and touch and go are the most common means of insertion for Special Operation Forces. Helicopters offer many advantages.  They can be used in many weather conditions, limited landing zones, CASEVAC (Casualty Evacuation), are highly maneuverable and can be used for extra firepower.  

-        Fixed wing, fast landing attack.

-        Static line parachuting up to 1000ft

-        Free-fall: (up to 15000ft), both HAHO (High Altitude - High Opening) and HALO (High Altitude - Low Opening).  This insertion method offers tactical advantages because it provides a large action radius and flexibility.