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attack plane

[ə′tak ‚plān]
(aerospace engineering)
A multiweapon carrier aircraft which can carry bombs, torpedoes, and rockets.
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Codenamed Operation SHADER, RAF air strikes began on 30 September 2014 when a pair of Pavania Tornado-GR4/4A ground attack aircraft, which had already commenced reconnaissance sorties on 27 September 2014, engaged an ISIS heavy weapon position with a Paveway-IV (see above), and an ISIS 'Technical' (armed civilian four-wheel drive vehicle) using an MBDA Brimstone radar/laser guided air-to-ground missile.
Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is a development and acquisition program, which is intended to replace a wide range of existing fighter, strike, and ground attack aircraft for the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and their allies.
It is still using Italian-made S211 trainer jets as ground attack aircraft against insurgents.
Progressing rapidly from flimsy, primitive observation platforms into deadly fighters, bombers and ground attack aircraft.
It is understood that a US Predator drone shot Hellfire missiles at the line of vehicles, which were then targeted by a second wave of rocket strikes from French Rafale ground attack aircraft.
There are now 12 Tornado ground attack aircraft operating over Libya alongside 10 Typhoon fighters.
He said RAF ground attack aircraft also destroyed a military installation near Brega and two ammunition bunkers at the large Waddan depot in central Libya.
RAF ground attack aircraft also destroyed another military installation in the same area and successfully attacked two ammunition bunkers at the large Waddan depot in central Libya.
In the same area, Royal Air Force ground attack aircraft destroyed another military installation, whilst a separate RAF mission successfully attacked two ammunition bunkers at the large Waddan depot in central Libya.
The jet pilot, with more than 20 years' experience of flying Jaguar ground attack aircraft, taught William how to fly.
He expressed impatience with Washington's cautious use of military power and said the United States should deploy ground attack aircraft and recognize the rebels' Transitional National Council (TNC) as the official government of Libya, a step already taken by France.
It has instead let British and French planes do the bombing and has not deployed low-flying ground attack aircraft, unique to U.