A CH-53E Super Stallion, assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 “Pegasus”, conducts Helicopter Rope Suspension Training and Amphibious Insert Capabilities with members of the 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Recce Platoon and the Marines of 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) on June 30, 2014.
I’m Corporal Tanner Daugin. I’m with the Third Reconnaissance Battalion. I’m a team leader with the unit.
Today you’ll be seeing helocasting. It’s an insertion capability that we use quite often off of ships. And we’ll do a cycle in the air, push off boats and then get on the boats.
It’s important to train with other nations to get the trust, learn from each other, and just get good relationships building.
During helocasting you push a boat off, a team falls right behind it. Once they insert into the water and give the okay to the bird they fin over to the boat. The coxn is already attached to the boat by a line, so he immediately jumps in the boat and gets the engine up and running. By that time everybody else should be close to the boat, they hop in the boat and get into operation.
Helocasting is for an insertion capability. It’s if you want to be clandestine or you can’t get inserted into actual land you will be inserted via a bird, a helicopter. A few clicks off shoreline by the boat the team will insert the boat and clandestinely insert into whatever their objective area is.
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