objective area


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objective area

A defined geographical area within which is located an objective to be captured or reached by the military forces. This area is defined by competent authority for purposes of command and control. Also called OA.
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The CUGV enables ARC teams to quickly deploy onboard cameras and sensors into an objective area to establish the "hot zone" and send any pertinent data to the ARC command post.
This seabased force--particularly its aircraft carriers and amphibious ships with embarked Marines--is capable of projecting influence and power ashore without reliance on ports and airfields in the objective area. It can do so in a selectively discrete or overt manner to conduct a range of operations--from conducting security cooperation activities, to providing humanitarian assistance, to deterring and, when necessary, fighting wars.
They were well-equipped, well-led, and they did exactly what they were tasked to do, which was to clear the objective area and the surrounding towns."
An advanced LO aircraft with enhanced agility in the objective area is a "must have" to counter a future adversary's anti-access and area-denial strategies.
Where the objective area is a coastal zone, one hydraulic boundary condition is the sea level.
"If we can't get our forces to the objective area expeditiously and in sufficient quantity to win, then we are relegated to a long, protracted attrition type of conflict," he told National Defense.
The tactical application of the link is to surveil the Longbow's ingress route, attack by fire position, and provide a final picture of the objective area to confirm target locations in the objective areas before the helicopter exposes itself.
Joint forces will meet the MPF (F) platforms while they are en route to the objective area. The MPF (F) will enhance the responsiveness of the joint team by assembling at sea an MEB or joint force that arrives by high-speed airlift or sealift from the United States or from advanced bases.
Schemes to help deprived Nuneaton wards such as Camp Hill and Abbey would also be in the new objective area. It would include eight wards in Nuneaton and Bedworth, covering the north Coventry fringe, west Nuneaton and the Arbury ward.
The Jangju Company then moved forward and established blocking positions on both flanks to prevent any external interference in the objective area. It took about 45 minutes for Shaheen Company to reach close to the bridge.
After the operation, the UAV can also be integrated to overwatch the objective area to gather atmospherics for any potential enemy personnel that seek to intimidate members of the local population.
As the troops went deeper into their objective area they began to uncover caches of weapons which included rifles, handguns, magazines, ammunition, grenades, RPGs, shells and fuses.