Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Carried or transported by helicopter: heliborne troops.

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  • adj. Transported by helicopter.

Etymologies

helicopter + borne (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Enroute to a higher headquarters the Viet Cong unit found itself having to move to avoid detection from a U.S. heliborne operation.

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  • Within a matter of days, events on the Afghan border seem to be creating a perfect storm of mistrust and conflict between the United States and Pakistan: The recent US heliborne attack with troops ins ...

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  • The decisions at the meeting include penetration by intelligence agencies of Maoist leadership, use of heliborne operations against the Naxalites hiding in the forests of Kaimur hills, and training of select paramilitary personnel in jungle warfare.

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  • * Use of heliborne operations against the Maoists hiding in Kaimur Hills, Bihar

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  • The impact of helicopters is even more profound: countries that did not employ helicopters on the battlefield won or tied 70.3% of their wars, compared to only 43.5% of those that used heliborne assaults.

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  • The VC leaders realized the imminence of heliborne troops landing and ordered the units to position themselves for ground fighting.

    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE REPORT

  • In regard to Source's suggesting the ARVN heliborne troops land inside the enemy cantonment, it was found that although ARVN troops gain the advantage of surprise and a quick storming into the enemy's central position avoids many of the casualties caused by heavy anticraft weapons, our aircraft and lan ding troops would then become easy targets for the

    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE REPORT

  • This information includes countermeasures against heliborne troops, air observation, jet fighters, helicopter gunships, AC-47 airplaines, B-52 airplanes, and recommended methods to combat VC heliborne tactic countermeasures (SICR A-IEB-49017) QUOTE:

    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE REPORT

  • When using the above tactics we should possess the correct intelligence; that means knowing the disposition of enemy troops and knowing the point to land heliborne troops.

    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE REPORT

  • Source stated the heliborne operations rarely gained satisfactory results, because the VC could prepare for them shortly before the troops were landed.

    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE REPORT

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