air interdiction


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air interdiction

Air operations conducted to destroy, neutralize, or delay the enemy's military potential before it can be brought to bear effectively against friendly forces at such distance from friendly forces that detailed integration of each air mission with the fire and movement of friendly forces is not required.
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The FAIO had to set time aside during the deliver phase for the refinements of those targets nominated, approved, and tasked on the air tasking order (ATO) for close air support and air interdiction at the 48 hours and 24 hours prior to ATO day as well as those priority targets eight hours and four hours prior to mission time.
For example, joint doctrine's guidance that air interdiction should be employed in support of land force maneuver reveals the U.
Following successful air interdiction efforts by Dominican authorities and the dismantling of two major drug trafficking organizations in 2010, drug flights from South America to the Dominican Republic have all but disappeared and since then, there was only one confirmed drug flight in 2014.
Lambeth does not claim quite as much as Budiansky, but he does argue "counterland air attack has increasingly begun to move doctrinally beyond solely the classic supporting roles of CAS (direct support) and air interdiction (indirect support) toward missions that are not intended just to support the friendly ground force, but rather to destroy the enemy's army directly and independently as the overall main weight of effort.
Under the contract, 20 aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to operational air bases in Afghanistan beginning in the summer of 2014 to conduct advanced flight training, surveillance, close air support and air interdiction missions, said the announcement by US Defense Department spokesman George Little.
Air interdiction damaged roads and bridges, thus halting communist forces in 1950 and again in 1951 after Chinese intervention.
The AC-130 gunship's primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and force protection.
Air Combat Command's 20th FW flies three squadrons of F-16CJ fighter aircraft in conventional and anti-radiation suppression of enemy air defenses, strategic attack counter air, air interdiction, joint maritime operations and combat search-and-rescue missions.
These soldiers, along with hundreds of other UN personnel in Bosnia, had become human hostages against any further air interdiction.
It has also influenced the specific mission of close air support (CAS) and battlefield air interdiction (BAI), as the A-10 will continue to fill those mission roles until 2028.
Air interdiction missions are conducted against preplanned targets or targets of opportunity.
AC-130H Spectre Gunship and the AC-130U Spooky Gunship aircraft, which conduct close air support, air interdiction and force protection operations.