tactical air support


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tactical air support

Air operations carried out in coordination with surface forces and which directly assist land or maritime operations. See also air support.
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Furthermore, Tactical Air Defense will provide USD3m (EUR2.4m) in post-takeover financing to take care of a USD1.75m promissory note of Tactical Air Support and to bring working capital for the implementation of the group strategy.
Aerospace/defence services contractor Tactical Air Defense Services Inc (TADF) (OTCBB:TADF) said on Friday that the company has entered into an agreement with Tactical Air Support Inc to jointly pursue F-16 air combat and maintenance training contracts with the US and foreign militaries.
In the end, France provided half the troops and most of the tactical air support. Six French helicopters were used along with three from Poland and four from Russia, which agreed to support the EU mission.
It said the advisers, tactical air support, medical evacuation teams and supplies were going directly to South Vietnamese troops.
During World War II, the USAAF also engaged in tactical air support and anti-submarine warfare missions, but these involved tight integration with either the Army or the Navy, and thus couldn't justify an independent service; only strategic bombing could do that.
The angst is palpable as the author describes the confusion created by NVA and ARVN forces being "so closely intertwined; from the air, the pilots had a difficult time separating friend from foe." Tactical air support from US Air Force F-4s, AC-130s, A-37s and B-52s, as well as Army Cobra attack helicopters, proved indispensable in blunting NVA attacks.
Ground commanders agreed that gaining and maintaining air superiority, as advocated by Airmen, was essential, but none wanted to give up tactical air support to achieve it.
The Su-27SM will be able to perform not only air-to-air missions but also daytime air-to-ground and all-weather supression of enemy air defenses (SEAD) and tactical air support for maritime operations (TASMO).
Ground commanders, he said, may no longer receive the same level of tactical air support from the Marine air squadrons, if the aviation units fall under a Navy chain of command.
Arms and money would be supplied to an estimated 70,000 Kurdish peshmergas (fighters) in northern Iraq and a smaller Shiite force in southern Iraq, with both to be protected and supervised by US officers aided by unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with missiles, as well as with tactical air support. A considerable NATO force, i.e.
Arms and money would be supplied to an estimated 70,000 Kurdish peshmergas (fighters) in northern Iraq and a smaller Shiite force in southern Iraq, with both to be protected and supervised by unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with missiles, as well as with tactical air support. A considerable NATO force, i.e.

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