pertaining to a military unit set to immediately go to a scene
The television show "The Unit" features a rapid deployment team.
The current white paper also suggests a reduction in rapid deployment forces from 30,000 to between 15,000 and 20,000.
In addition, the rapid deployment of gas masks offered an effective prevention strategy.
A rapid deployment took place and positions quickly occupied in case of a surprise.
Furthermore, the obstructions were not properly cleared away to permit the rapid deployment of a large force between the lines.
Our forces will be prepared for rapid deployment to any region of strategic significance.
March and bivouac formations must be such as to admit of rapid deployment and fire action in any direction.