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air cover

n.
1. Protective use of military aircraft during ground operations.
2. The aircraft used to protect and support ground troops.

air cover

n
(Military)
a. the use of aircraft to provide aerial protection for ground forces against enemy air attack
b. the aircraft used in this

air′ cov`er


n.
1. the protection by aircraft of ground or naval military operations.
2. the aircraft providing this protection.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.air cover - the use of military aircraft to provide protection against attack by enemy aircraft during ground or naval operationsair cover - the use of military aircraft to provide protection against attack by enemy aircraft during ground or naval operations
protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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During the intensive ground offensive, the mainly Kurdish force, helped by joint Russian and Syrian air cover, liberated Military Base 55 in Northern Aleppo, consolidating the anti-militant pool's grip on newly emancipated Aleppo-Ezaz road, which was the main supply route of militants in northern Syria's territories near Turkish border.
A local official said that the army and popular committees foiled the attack in the al-Ashqari Mount in the eastern Serwah in spite of the heavy air cover of the Saudi war jets.
Wales Air Ambulance took the AGM as an opportunity to talk to members about the work of the charity, which has carried out more than 14,000 missions and provided vital emergency air cover across the country and helped to save thousands of lives in its 10-year history.
Cpl Mather called in air cover despite being badly injured while serving with the Army Air Corps, while Cpl Thomas, of the Second Battalion the Rifles, helped save injured colleagues despite being under fire himself.
He stressed that "all those who are fighting on the ground are Iraqis and we thank and welcome all attribution, which offers from all the countries to address these criminals, such as support in arms and air cover," referring to "the Iraqi air cover ability that has grown and progressed and currently does more than half of air operations and we were able to achieve this victory by our cooperation.
A military official explained to Saba that the aggression hirelings, backed by an intense air cover and missile and artillery bombing, tried to creep toward Midi area, but the army and popular committees thwarted their advance and killed and injured tens of them.
Prior to Tuesday's attack, Russian bombers were conducting their missions without air cover.
During the nine-day siege they were battered by up to 59 mortar rounds a day - often with no hope of air cover.
The Saudi army and its mercenaries carried out a large creep under intense air cover in an attempt to progress toward west of al-Tewal border outlet, a military official explained to Saba.
He called the Parliament to discuss the involvement of Russia, in training and intelligence gathering and providing air cover to our armed forces, ".
The source pointed out that the mercenaries incurred over 13 dead and 25 wounded and a military vehicle was destroyed during a foiled attempt to advance on Karish area towards Shoraija area despite the intensive air cover.