air interdiction(redirected from Aerial interdiction)
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Air operations conducted to destroy, neutralize, or delay the enemy's military potential before it can harm friendly forces. The interdiction is conducted far enough away from friendly forces that detailed integration of each air mission with the fire and movement of the friendly forces is not required. Main interdiction targets are lines of communications, logistic nodes, reserves, and ammunition or fuel dumps. Interdiction targets are located well behind enemy lines and outside the range of one's own artillery.