riverine operations

riverine operations

Operations conducted by forces organized to cope with and exploit the unique characteristics of a riverine area, to locate and destroy hostile forces, and/or to achieve or maintain control of the riverine area. Joint riverine operations combine land, naval, and air operations, as appropriate, and are suited to the nature of the specific riverine area in which operations are to be conducted.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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As the Royal Marines' specialists in amphibious raids, riverine operations and maritime interdiction, the landing craftsman of 539 stand ready to ensure that J Company can reach their target and achieve their task.
These craft offer capability enhancement for the services, and would prove useful for riverine operations, especially where there is a requirement to move men and material from one island to another island, across riverine terrain, creeks etc.
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In "Riverine Warfare: Exploiting a Vital Maneuver Space," he offers an overview of riverine operations historically, from ancient Egypt through the American Civil War to recent conflicts in Vietnam, Iraq, and Colombia.
The boats are equipped with arms, ammunition and communications systems, for riverine operations on Nile.
The exercise will focus on combined maritime operations, mobile dive and salvage training, coastal riverine operations and maritime patrol and reconnaissance along with seminars ashore, the US Navy said.
Countries in Africa with access to coastal and inland waterways like Cameroon have placed great emphasis on riverine operations and patrolling to help ensure the safety and security of their border.
Navy deployed a single squadron (12 boats and 200 sailors) for riverine operations in Iraq to control the 2,890 miles of the rivers.
"We had a lot of retooling to complete in order to get us out of using traditional riverine operations mindset all the time," said Simons.
Central Command region conducting riverine operations, maritime infrastructure protection, explosive ordnance disposal, combat construction engineering, cargo handling, combat logistics, maritime security, and other forward presence activities.
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