combat air patrol


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combat air patrol

An aircraft patrol provided over an objective area, the force protected, the critical area of a combat zone, or an air defense area to intercept and destroy hostile aircraft before they reach their target.
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Having already made the decision to apportion full-motion-video combat air patrols to MNF-I, the CFACC should pass tactical control during the scheduled windows as well.
Because battlefield commanders' insatiable appetite for the full motion video was escalating at the time, Pentagon officials set a target for 21 combat air patrols by 2010; the wing surpassed that number in April 2008 and is 60 percent over the goal, says Chambliss.
The wing is currently flying 28 combat air patrols around the clock--26 with the Predator, and two with its larger, more advanced sibling, the Reaper.
Rescue Combat Air Patrol (RESCAP) was a very important mission and a real morale booster for aircrews.
Landing just feet from where his aircraft crashed, the aviator quickly moved away from the area and made his way to higher ground, all the while keeping in radio contact with the rescue combat air patrol.
Task force defense depended on combat air patrol and ships' antiaircraft gunfire, which had been stretched to the limit in 1945 to fight kamikazes and had now been left behind by modem aircraft.
Meanwhile, the rescue combat air patrol (RESCAP) aircraft overhead were under heavy fire.
On 4 September Valley Forge's combat air patrol (CAP), comprising four F4U-4B Corsairs from VF-53, was stationed 20 miles from the carrier at 10,000 feet under the control of Fletcher (DDE 445).
In the summer of 2015, Department of Defense officials announced that combat air patrols (CAP) conducted by remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) would increase steadily, from 65 per day in October to 90 per day by the end of 2019.
Additional combat air patrols have been sent to the area in order to protect the ground forces.
He notes that though the squadron performed combat air patrols, strike missions, and close air support missions, it retained its VMO designation until 1945, when it was finally re-designated a fighter squadron.
The women fighter pilots will fly combat air patrols ( CAPs) and protect Indian skies from hostile elements.

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