airborne assault

airborne assault

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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"The ground forces group plans to work out several missions: reconnaissance and search operations, neutralisation of leaders of simulated rebel movements, and an airborne assault", according to Russia's Eastern Military District.
It started with a massive aerial and naval bombardment followed by an airborne assault shortly after midnight.
They were backed by an intense naval bombardment and a massive airborne assault by paratroopers.
It started with a daring and hazardous airborne assault on the morning of February 16.
But several of the planes, mistaken for a Turkish airborne assault, took fire from National Guard anti-aircraft batteries positioned around the Nicosia airport.
It would also gain a small fleet of tilt-rotor V-22 Osprey, which has huge range and flexibility because of its capacity to transition between helicopter and aeroplane to provide special forces and airborne assault with far greater strike capabilities.
It has multi-mission capabilities and can be used in combat search-and-rescue, airborne assault, command-and-control, medical evacuation, search-and-rescue, disaster relief and fire-fighting.
The 1-508 PIR's mission to conduct an airborne assault into a contested drop zone, secure the lead edge of the drop zone, occupy key terrain on and near the airfield, and clear the field landing strip (FLS) required the battalion to sustain itself and move repair assets and class I (subsistence) supplies onto the airfield as quickly as possible.
ONS 14-19635 requested "an air-droppable enhanced tactical mobility set [of vehicles] because of new operational requirements." (5) Specifically, these requirements were for the GRF Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) (Airborne) to counter increased proliferation of the enemy's A2/ AD capabilities by conducting an airborne assault at an off-set drop zone (DZ) and maneuvering over distance to quickly seize a lodgment as directed in the JCEO.
During Combined Joint Access Exercise (CJOAX) 15.1, conducted with the United Kingdom 3d Battalion, Parachute Regiment, 2d BCT was tasked with conducting an airborne assault to seize suspected chemical weapons.
Beleaguered battalion's home at eye of the storm The hotel played a key role in the biggest airborne assault of World War II.

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