Chinese offensive counterair
, defensive counterair
, and air defense networks could track and engage current US RPAs.
Just as air superiority has long formed a major tenet of US operational planning, missile defenses may become a larger component of the defensive counterair
For this article, we define aircraft that fall into the DOD UAS Category 1 (weighing less than 20 pounds) as an sUAS6 because the interdiction of larger than Category 1 aircraft quickly approaches traditional defensive counterair
F-35Bs operating from M-FARPs will often achieve their best successes as elements of broader air-component information, surveillance, reconnaissance, counterair
and air-defense missile, and counterair
Consideration for the counterair
threat is given very little coverage at the U.
Surface-to-air missiles are the Soviets' preferred counterair
and Counterland Without Getting
32) Aircraft operating in this regime are not likely to be operated in high-threat airspace, as they are vulnerable to high-altitude surface-to-air missiles and counterair
Higher headquarters concluded that P-51-equipped units in the future would focus on higher-altitude counterair
Through our offensive counterair
efforts and control of the electromagnetic spectrum for the last two decades, we have earned a relatively permissive air environment, with perhaps a few exceptions.
These tasks provide for air interdiction (AI), close air support (CAS), and counterair
missions, holding within-visual-range (WVR) and beyond-visual-range (BVR) engagements as a baseline.
Some of the skills the forces honed during Valiant Shield included anti-submarine exercises aimed at protecting carriers while they launch and recover aircraft, defensive counterair
scenarios using airpower to defend ships, and surveillance missions focused on using and combining every platform available.