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airborne force

A force composed primarily of ground and air units organized, equipped, and trained for airborne operations. See also force(s).
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Egyptian airborne forces concluded the joint military exercises dubbed" Protectors of Friendship 4″ with Russian and Belarusian counterparts after 10 days of intensive drills in Russia.
Officials at Dumfries Aviation Museum opened their doors to forces personnel and local residents as part of their Airborne Forces Day celebration.
In October 2016, the two nations' airborne forces held the "Defenders of Friendship-2016," exercise in Egypt close to Alamein, a coastal city 100 miles west of Alexandria.
'Any details on this subject were not disclosed; however, according to unconfirmed reports, the Turkish fighters were forced to leave Syrian airspace after covering a distance of 30-40 kilometers, which obviously indicates either the receipt of a warning from the airborne forces, or the discovery of Russian combat aircraft on radars,' Avia.Pro reported.
"It was a good finish to my career." Airborne forces were based in Aldershot, Hampshire, after the Second World War until the year 2000 when units moved to Colchester.
"It's great, fantastic," said Shrewsbury's Richard Head, of the Assault Glider Trust, the charity which toiled for more than 10 years to create from scratch the non-flying replica as a tribute to the exploits of the airborne forces.
He said the range of the missiles that Iranian helicopters fire is beyond expectations, adding that "the Airborne forces' helicopters also enjoy the capability of night-time battle".
Last year, a group of ex Paras from the Airborne Forces Association Scotland found it.
They hope it will lead to a series of 10, hour-long episodes centred on the real-life stories of the men and women who either served with, or were connected to, or fought against, the airborne forces of the British and Commonwealth military during the war.
They eventually hope it lead to a series of 10 hour-long episodes centred on the real life stories of the men and women who either served with, or were connected to, or fought against, the airborne forces of the British and Commonwealth military during World War Two.
According to US Army Europe, Swift Response 18 is "one of the premier military crisis response training events for multinational airborne forces in the world," and promotes readiness of participating units, while strengthening US allies and partner capabilities and fostering trust.

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