suppression mission

suppression mission

A mission to suppress an actual or suspected weapons system for the purpose of degrading its performance below the level needed to fulfill its mission objectives at a specific time for a specified duration.
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On a flak suppression mission for a major raid against Nam Dinh, North Vietnam, his aircraft received crippling fire as he pulled out of his bombing run.
The DS artillery battalion (105mm) completed a 15-minute suppression mission on the objective in preparation for your assault.
What the Air Force needs in the interim, according to Lundie, is a "migration pattern" that will produce an autonomous preemptive capability and retain an autonomous reactive suppression mission around which the new architecture can build.
This role eventually evolved into the suppression mission.
* The 157th Fighter Squadron in South Carolina is the only Air National Guard unit charged with the radar suppression mission.
The Hydra rocket family executes various roles, including anti-materiel, anti-personnel and air-to-ground suppression missions. The rockets covers unitary and cargo warheads for use against point and area targets.
C-130s with MAFFS capabilities have dropped more than 9 million gallons of retardant in support of wildfire suppression missions in the last decade, according to the Forest Service.
"We are practicing suppression missions on fortified coastal settlements of a hypothetical aggressor using naval firepower, landing operations on an unimproved shore, as well as warfare tactics with amphibious assault forces," the statement said.
On June 25 two of the Reserve wing's MAFFS-equipped C-130s, along with one from the 153rd AW, received their first launch orders for 2012 and began to fly fire suppression missions on what would become the costliest wildland fire in Colorado's history This was also the closest fire in the history of MAFFS to the Reservists' homes, and those of their families and friends, as well as Peterson AFB itself.
USAF Wild Weasel Program, for outstanding support to EW by developing Wild Weasel Hunter-Killer and Defense Suppression Missions to find and destroy radar-controlled anti-aircraft weapons.
Other allied air forces provided vital fighter cover, air re-fuelling and defence suppression missions.
Planes from the United States, Britain, France, Canada and Spain flew bombing raids, with other Allied air forces flying essential fighter cover, air refuelling and defence suppression missions.