air interdiction


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air interdiction

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.
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During Operation Desert Storm, air interdiction succeeded in destroying the confidence of Iraqi soldiers in their equipment, which they saw as a magnet for air attacks.
Joint doctrine does not provide a battlefield framework as a guide that delineates the JFC's area of operation for deep attack, interdiction, air interdiction, interdiction fires, deep supporting fires, or joint precision interdiction (functions and effects).
Like air interdiction in Slessor's time, cyber interdiction is the principal contribution of cyber attack operations in joint warfare today.
It is the training center for all of the Department of Homeland Security's unmanned aerial vehicle pilots and sensor operators, said Supervisory Air Interdiction Agent Kevin Kriegh.
Following successful air interdiction efforts by Dominican authorities and the dismantling of two major DTOs in 2010, drug flights from South America to the Dominican Republic have all but disappeared and there were no reported drug flights in 2011 or 2012.
The air interdiction exercise dubbed "Pacific Shield 12," held at the Air Self-Defense Force's base in Hokkaido, include Australia, South Korea and Singapore.
27) Confusion over the difference among CAS, interdiction, and terminal guidance operations has also led to recommendations to call operations something else, such as battlefield air interdiction or ground-aided precision strike.
Drawing a doctrinal line between air interdiction and other means of interdiction creates considerable friction in joint cooperation and degrades team performance.
AC-130 primary missions include close air support, armed reconnaissance and air interdiction.
Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after 15 students at the University of North Dakota (UND) were selected to train as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air Interdiction Agents under the universitys Pathways Program.
This new air interdiction campaign directly strengthens the Afghan defense forces and their continued battlefield successes," he said.
Though the jets flown have changed over the years--from F-102 Delta Daggers, F-4E Phantoms, and F-15 Eagles to the current F-22s--the overall air interdiction mission still remains much the same: maintain watch over the Alaskan NORAD Region, provide warning of any unknown or possibly hostile incoming aircraft, and intercept if necessary.