combat air patrol


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combat air patrol

An aircraft patrol provided over an objective area, the force protected, the critical area of a combat zone, or in an air defense area, for the purpose of intercepting and destroying hostile aircraft before they reach their targets. Also called CAP. See also airborne alert; barrier combat air patrol; patrol; rescue combat air patrol.
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Retasking a CFACC combat air patrol to accommodate an MSC involves a similar process, but navigation of another level of bureaucracy adds to the time expended.
Combat air patrol involves having fighters roam over an air-defense area for the purpose of intercepting and destroying approaching hostile aircraft.
Air Force F-15s and Navy F-14s helped the Marines provide combat air patrol and mine sweeps.
Ranger launched its first aircraft shortly after 0600 on 4 October, an ASW patrol of two SBDs and four F4Fs asa combat air patrol.
Some of these tankers keep combat air patrol fighters in the air over the U.
Other pilots, seeing that, created a special combat air patrol and flew CAP over the fishing boats so that we could declare the air foul and not the location proper for the expenditure of ordnance.
A single combat air patrol, or CAP, consists of three to four aircraft and two ground control stations--one deployed in theater to launch and recover the planes and one located in the United States to fly the missions.
After dropping bombs on some trucks on Route 1A, the flight established a MiG combat air patrol and waited for controllers on Long Beach (CGN 9), known as Red Crown, to vector them toward any MiGs in the air.
The ATSC serves as the Defense Department's primary liaison to the Federal Aviation Administration and is responsible for functions like Combat Air Patrol interface and Domestic Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums coordination.
A single combat air patrol, or CAP, consists of four drones and two ground control stations--one deployed in theater to launch and recover the planes and one located in the United States to fly the missions.
Ten F-4s flew combat air patrol in the objective area, supported by five F-105 Wild Weasels for suppressing surface-to-air missiles (SAM).

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