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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Air interdiction can create opportunities for friendly ground commanders to exploit airpower's ability to concentrate firepower quickly at any point throughout the theater.
With air supremacy, we were able to maneuver ground forces without fear of air interdiction, or even of detection by means of aerial reconnaissance during the critical pre-ground offensive operational movement of the XVIII and VII Corps to the west, while inflicting overwhelming casualties on enemy ground forces through air interdiction.
Salagar, Operation "Strangle" (Italy, Spring 1944): A Case Study of Tactical Air Interdiction, Rand Report R-851-PR (Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 1972); and United States Air Force, The Uncertainty of Predicting Results of an Interdiction Campaign: Saber Measures (Alpha) (Washington, DC: Assistant Chief of Staff [Studies and Analysis], 1969).
4) Those sorties in and around Kosovo were classified in NATO doctrinal terms, using either battlefield air interdiction (BAI) or CAS mission categories.
Under the contract, 20 aircraft will be supplied to operational air bases in Afghanistan from summer 2014 to carry out advanced flight training, surveillance, close air support and air interdiction missions.
Brazil introduced a lethal-force air interdiction program in 2004 but to date has not shot down any aircraft.
Customs and Border Protection's Air Interdiction Agents identified and tracked a suspected smuggling vessel loaded with more than 2,000 pounds of cocaine, bringing a two-day interdiction effort to a successful resolution Aug 14.
attack and does not fit neatly into the description of either the close air support (GAS) mission or the air interdiction (AI) mission as defined by current Air Force counterland doctrine.
The air interdiction officer tracks air mission availability and weaponry and recommends missions for possible divert.
The AH-1Z will enhance South Korean defense capabilities and improves close air support, air interdiction, armed reconnaissance, strike coordination reconnaissance, forward air control (airborne), and aerial escort capabilities while boosting interoperability with U.
Three scenarios defined the test environment: air interdiction, close air support and strategic attack.