objective area


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objective area

A defined geographical area within which is located an objective to be captured or reached by the military forces. This area is defined by competent authority for purposes of command and control. Also called OA.
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Even up to three or four kilometers away from an objective, if a line of sight with the objective area is possible, senior leaders riding as part of a convoy with an assault platoon could have direct control over the UAV ISR before, during, and after the operation through the on-board Raven operator, and would have a robust capability to identify targets for indirect fire and provide intelligence updates on the objective area.
These initiatives, as well as others yet to be envisioned, will be employed in combination to evolve the capabilities necessary to alleviate the joint force's reliance on shore-based ports and airfields in the objective area.
Where the objective area is a coastal zone, one hydraulic boundary condition is the sea level.
If we can't get our forces to the objective area expeditiously and in sufficient quantity to win, then we are relegated to a long, protracted attrition type of conflict," he told National Defense.
Being situated close to the battlefield significantly reduces response time and increases on-station time since the Harrier does not have to use precious fuel to travel greater distances to the objective area.
Schemes to help deprived Nuneaton wards such as Camp Hill and Abbey would also be in the new objective area.
L-3's TRSS system provides the capability for all-weather remote monitoring of activity within and near a given objective area.
If personnel or vehicles, commonly known as "squirters," were spotted fleeing the objective area, the Huey would land and drop off the ARF to interdict.
As the troops went deeper into their objective area they began to uncover caches of weapons which included rifles, handguns, magazines, ammunition, grenades, RPGs, shells and fuses.
Even when the objective area turned out to be a "dry hole," these air assaults had an important Information Operation (IO) effect by demonstrating the battalion's capability and resolve to strike at the time and place of its choosing.
Air forces play a critical role in airborne operations by securing control of the air and then transporting airborne troops to the objective area, providing escort during transit, and furnishing close air support once the troops have landed.