air support request


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air support request

A means to request preplanned and immediate close air support, air interdiction, air reconnaissance, surveillance, escort, helicopter airlift, and other aircraft missions. Also called AIRSUPREQ.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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For example, given two air support requests of equal priority, ATO planners must choose which to support based on the information they have available at the time.
The better the operational planners understand the sum total of air support requests in a specific time period, the sooner they can work across the multiple agencies needed to bring all of these moving parts together.
The Fires Command and Control widget allows the user to create, edit and delete geometries and plot them on the map, work with target lists and air support lists, send air support requests, send a "check fire" message to stop fire on targets, view active mission status and perform a "what If" analysis on a target.
Addressing these kolufts, Luftwaffe doctrine stated that "the most important mission of the air commander of the army and army group is to coordinate the aerial reconnaissance efforts of the [reconnaissance assets] in his assigned operational area." (38) To liaise between those same army units and the operational Luftwaffe, another Luftwaffe officer, called a fliegerfuhrer, was assigned to establish close cooperation with the army, be familiar with the ground situation, and receive air support requests. (39) However, the kolufts were also directed to be involved "in the cooperative effort between the army headquarters and the operational air force ...