air assault

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air assault

The movement of friendly assault forces (combat, combat support, and combat service support) by rotary-wing aircraft to engage and destroy enemy forces or to seize and hold key terrain. See also assault.
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First, contrary to tradition, armored units were used as a fixing force, while airmobile infantry became the encircling maneuver element.
Contrary to established doctrine, armored units in Vietnam were being used to maintain pressure against the enemy in conjunction with the envelopment by airmobile infantry.