air assault


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air assault

An attack by aircraft against a surface target. It generally means attack by strike aircraft and should not be confused with airborne assault operations, which refers to dropping airborne forces against an objective or ground target.
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Royal Welsh Fusiliers were choppered into an area known as "The Babaji Pear" for a major air assault (ab s.
With its larger payload, range, and higher operating speed, one Chinook can replace up to five MH-60s in this role as an air assault transport.
The 56th Military Police Company had spent eleven months patrolling streets, training police, and conducting combat operations in Tikrit when they got the opportunity to conduct a joint air assault with the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
Operation Chalcis, an air assault operation targeting possible al Qaeda in Iraq hideouts, wasn't performed by the battalion's attached infantry company or the commander's security team; it was conducted by its Signal Company.
With proper focus and support, a combined arms battalion (CAB) can become a proficient air assault task force.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the soldiers, all members of 13 Air Assault Support Regiment Royal Logistic Corps based at Colchester, Essex, were among 50 servicemen and women ordered to undergo checks.
It has become home for thousands of British soldiers, including Sgt Bull, an avionics technician with 7 Air Assault Battalion, Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers.
James Johnson with the 101st Airborne Air Assault Unit in Baghdad, was slated to receive one of the care packages.
The plan includes a large-scale air assault on Iran employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons.
He was air assault and airborne qualified, had his expert field medical badge and spent approximately 13 years on active duty, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel in the army.
Commanding officer Lt Colonel Mark Van Der Lande, at the regiment's base in Windsor, Berks, said: "I'd like to pay tribute to the bravery and courage of these soldiers, and the others with 16 air assault brigade.
Typical of the messages being sent home today were these from Midlanders serving with 16 Air Assault Brigade and 3 Army Air Corps.