attack aircraft

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Noun1.attack aircraft - a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the airattack aircraft - a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
interceptor - a fast maneuverable fighter plane designed to intercept enemy aircraft
kamikaze - a fighter plane used for suicide missions by Japanese pilots in World War II
stealth fighter - a fighter that is difficult to detect by radar; is built for precise targeting and uses laser-guided bombs
military plane, warplane - an aircraft designed and used for combat
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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The United States and her allies, France and Britain have affirmed their resolve to remove Libyan strongman Mommar Gadhafi out of the country ahead of a meeting of top commanders from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Berlin who calls for more ground attack aircraft to boost the military offensives against forces loyal to Gadhafi.
The soldiers were cut down as the Apache attack aircraft strafed insurgents in Helmand, southern Afghanistan.
The Russian base in Kant, about 20 miles west of the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, was established in October 2003, and currently deploys about 400 troops, including 250 officers and NCOs and 150 conscripts, as well as several Su-25 Frogfoot attack aircraft and Su-27 Flanker fighters, two Mi-8 The 2003 bilateral agreement between Russia and Kyrgyzstan stipulates the presence of the Kant air base in the Central Asian republic for 15 years with an automatic extension every five years after the expiration of the original term.
Much excitement has surrounded the deployment of the Air Force's newest attack aircraft, the Reaper, which happens to be a drone.
On 12 October 2005 the EA-18G next-generation airborne electronic attack aircraft officially received the popular name "Growler." This image, by Lt.
The ground attack aircraft was one of three Jaguars from RAF Coltishall, near Norwich, Norfolk, which were on a training exercise over the Highlands.
Recent wars in the Gulf, Afghanistan and the Bal-kans have shown it is essential that front-line attack aircraft can refuel in mid air using a tanker aircraft.
The RAF already has eight Tornado GR4 ground attack aircraft based in Kuwait; half a dozen Tornado F3 fighters in Saudi Arabia; and four Jaguar ground attack aircraft based at Incirlik, Turkey, as well as support aircraft.
The Defensive Aids Subsystem (DASS) for the UK's MRA4 Nimrod 2000 maritime-patrol and attack aircraft completed its preliminary statement of design on July 22.
The US military moves a small group of A-10 Thunderbolt ground attack aircraft to the Bagram Air Base north of Kabul.
The Qiang 5 attack aircraft had been engaged in drills with the air force's 28th Division when its pilot jettisoned himself just before the plane smashed to the ground in Yuhang, a district of Hangzhou, the Center for Human Rights and Democracy said in a statement.
SGI (NYSE: SGI), in conjunction with Virtual Reality Media and Letecke opravny Kbely, helped to develop a fully reconfigurable simulator modeled on the Russian Sukhoi Su-22 attack aircraft.