air defense suppression


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air defense suppression

In air operations, actions taken to degrade fixed and mobile surface-based components of enemy air defense systems so that offensive air forces may effectively attack a target.
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Because the first prerequisite of every successful air and surface operation is requisite air superiority, airmen planned initially for an air defense suppression campaign.
A small number of MLRS were included to provide air defense suppression fires.

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