air interdiction


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to air interdiction: Close air support

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Air interdiction is generally more effective against a highly mechanized modern military than against a less sophisticated force.
Also, battlefield air interdiction (BAI), a NATO term, was expanded to include follow-on forces attach (FOFA), the interdiction of enemy second-echelon ground forces moving toward, but not yet engaged with, friendly ground forces.
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.
Under the contract, 20 aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to operational air bases in Afghanistan beginning in the summer of 2014 to conduct advanced flight training, surveillance, close air support and air interdiction missions, said the announcement by US Defense Department spokesman George Little.
Rudy Maldonado - Supervisory Air Interdiction Agent, DHS CBP Office of Air and Marine, Senior OAM Liaison Officer to the Secure Border Initiative Program Office;
Air interdiction damaged roads and bridges, thus halting communist forces in 1950 and again in 1951 after Chinese intervention.
The AC-130 gunship's primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and force protection.
Air Combat Command's 20th FW flies three squadrons of F-16CJ fighter aircraft in conventional and anti-radiation suppression of enemy air defenses, strategic attack counter air, air interdiction, joint maritime operations and combat search-and-rescue missions.
These soldiers, along with hundreds of other UN personnel in Bosnia, had become human hostages against any further air interdiction.
Air interdiction missions are conducted against preplanned targets or targets of opportunity.
In addition, Crane recognizes, the Air Force was challenged by interservice rivalry with the Army and the misunderstanding of its role in battlefield air interdiction, and to a lesser degree by negative perceptions created by strategic bombing at the expense of close air support for the Army.