close air support

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close air support (CAS)

An air action by fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft against hostile targets that are in proximity to friendly forces. This requires detailed integration of each air mission with the fire and movement of those forces. Close air support may be preplanned or immediate.
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We have to understand that the effect is exactly what we want for close air support.
From the beginning the carriers hit targets in North Korea and provided close air support to South Korean and U.
PCAS is a package of technologies designed to speed close air support to soldiers on the battlefield, enabling ground troops, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) and combat aircrews to share real-time situational awareness and weapons systems data.
The program is designed to speed close air support to soldiers on the battlefield.
Either the local forces fighting against IS will have to learn this technique that requires high military expertise, or special detachments formed by countries contributing to the coalition will be assigned to each combat zone or to major units as a close air support coordinator.
BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army has asked the United States for military aid that includes new fixed-wing airplanes to use as close air support while battling extremist militants encamped in the mountains outside Arsal, an official briefed on the request told The Daily Star.
The B-52 can perform strategic attack, close air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations.
Designed in two types with close air support and multi-task mission features, ATAK can undertake high-altitude missions with heavy artillery.
Equipped with at least 76 rockets for close air support and advanced electronic war materials, ATAK will use locally manufactured 'Mizrak' anti-tank missiles.
New York (AirGuideBusiness - Business & Industry Features) Fri, May 2, 2014 - Boeing's AH-6i light attack/reconnaissance helicopter has flown for the first time in its production configuration, moving the program another step closer to full-scale production while continuing to prove the helicopter's close air support and attack capabilities.
They tried to overwhelm our marines to regain their camp but we have back-up forces nearby and close air support," military spokesman Captain Ryan Lacuesta was quoted by AP news agency as saying.
The basic training plane was designed by engineers at TAI to meet the military's need for training and armored light close air support planes.