ground attack


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Noun1.ground attack - an attack by ground troopsground attack - an attack by ground troops    
attack, onrush, onset, onslaught - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
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Northrop Grumman has been awarded more than $45 million to ensure the structural integrity of the A-10 ground attack aircraft, the US Department of Defense
Reuters reported last week that allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, including Iranians, were preparing a ground attack in Syria, aimed at recapturing territory lost by the government to rebels in rapid advances this year.
Range: 1,450 miles Role: Short take-off, vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft, for air defence, ground attack and recon
Some saw the warning leaflets as groundwork for a ground attack, but Palestinian officials said there was nowhere safe in Gaza for civilians to run.
Israeli President] Peres: 'ceasing rocket firing delays the ground attack.
BAGHDAD - Three Sukhoi ground attack jets shown landing in Iraq in a video released by the defence ministry are likely from Iran, a think tank said Wednesday.
Thousand Waves - features ground attack type with 10 PP, base 90 power and 100 accuracy.
Today an RAF Anglo-French SEPECAT Jaguar ground attack aircraft was landed at Newcastle Airport by Fight Lieutenant Michael Hetherington, who had come from his base in Bruggen, German,y on a special sortie and recruitment drive.
Al-Sawarmi Khaled, SAF spokesperson said on Friday that the SPLM-N shelled Hamra and El-Ahmier, 15 kilometres east of Kaduglei before to launch a ground attack on Hamra.
Summary: South Sudan's army accused the north Friday of bombing a Southern border village, and said Southern forces were getting ready to defend against a possible ground attack.
Mr Smith was alarmed that only eight of RAF's 48 Typhoon pilots were qualified for ground attack operations - the role the jet is being used for in Libya.
THE RAF is to divert four of its Typhoon fighters to ground attack operations in Libya, it was announced last night, amid complaints from the rebel leaders that Nato was not doing enough to protect them.