Operation of an airborne battalion's logistic company in combat
Mieczysław Pawlisiak 1, A-D  
,   Tomasz Sadoch 1, D  
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Wydział Bezpieczeństwa, Logistyki i Zarządzania, Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna, Polska
A - Research concept and design; B - Collection and/or assembly of data; C - Data analysis and interpretation; D - Writing the article; E - Critical revision of the article; F - Final approval of article
Mieczysław Pawlisiak   

Wydział Bezpieczeństwa, Logistyki i Zarządzania, Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna, gen. Sylwestra Kaliskiego 2, 00-908, Warszawa, Polska
Submission date: 2021-06-15
Final revision date: 2021-07-21
Acceptance date: 2021-07-21
Publication date: 2021-07-21
SLW 2021;54(1):43–62
Logistical security is the process of transporting combat equipment, food, uniformed objects, propellants and lubricants (MPS) and medical resources to subdivisions using superior or own transport and providing the services (undertaken by subdivisions, logistics components and equipment) that are necessary for training, operation and combat. The process of implementing logistical security of air borne operations is unique, due to the way in which supplies are delivered to the warring subdivisions and the organization of equipment and logistics elements. Close cooperation of logistics subdivisions is required during the transport of supplies, its preparation on landing tares and subsequent delivery by parachute discharge. The aim of the article is to present the role of a logistic company in the process of implementing logistical support for an airborne battalion in combat. The effect of such a specific objective is to state that the subject of the research is the air borne battalion and its logistics company, while the subject of logistical needs and the way in which they are to be satisfied. The main research problem is to answer the question – what might be the logistical needs of an air borne battalion in combat? Various research methods and methods were used to solve the observation method, mathematical method. An important component for conclusions generalisation is an analysis of the literature available in the field of tactical activities organisation of logistical security at tactical level. Research hypothesis: It is hypothesized that the organization of the logistics of the air borne battalion in combat is much more complex compared to regular operations. In the first part, the general principles of logistical support for airborne troops will be presented, and then the tasks, equipment and structure of the airborne battalion and the logistics company will be discussed. Further on, the article focuses on the organization of the airborne battalion's logistic support in the areas of operations, discussing the operation of equipment and logistic elements. The issue of cargo drop will also be taken into account.