Allowing assault aircraft
to break station with troops on the ground supported by attack aircraft increased station time significantly and allowed for continued ground operations without considerable increase in the risk to the troops.
It was designed to be an assault aircraft
, but has been used almost exclusively for transport, and its ability to fly aggressively under duress has not been proven.
Navy and Marine Corps assault aircraft for increased survivability in hostile environments.
JATAS will provide rotary-wing assault aircraft with an integrated infrared-based missile warning, laser warning and hostile fire indication defensive suite.
The airstrikes were carried out by Sukhoi Su24M and Su-34 bombers and Su-25SM assault aircraft
, with Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets ensuring air escort for the assault groups, he further added.
from at Khmeimim airbase have also inflicted airstrikes against terrorist forces near Jisr al-Shughur in Idlib province, destroying vehicle storage depots used for organizing terror attacks.