counter air


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counter air

Air operations conducted to attain and maintain a desired degree of air superiority by the destruction or neutralization of enemy air forces. Counter air missions may be offensive or defensive. The former involves attacks on targets in the enemy territory. Defensive counter air missions involve destroying those enemy aircraft entering one's own territory.
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F/A-18C Hornets from the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 82 Marauders and the VFA-151 Vigilantes conducted offensive counter air, defensive counter air, and strike missions.
In addition to protecting valuable aircraft, MALD offers counter air operations to neutralize, if not destroy, air defense systems that pose a threat to U.
Capt McKibban (call sign Lord 1) led a 4-ship of F-16s from Cannon Air Force Base on a defensive counter air mission.
The system famously termed as a P5CTS system will improve the Air Force's combat proficiency in the areas of counter air, close air support, strategic attack, air interdiction and electronic combat.
The plan was to push 2 minutes behind our Offensive Counter Air (OCA) north into the target area.
Krill also was the technical leader for the Navy's "Mountain Top" advanced concept demonstration in Kauai in 1996, proving one of the most challenging types of "cooperative engagements" that today is embodied in the family of systems known as Naval Integrated Fire Control - Counter Air (NIFC-CA).
When it became clear that the Aggressor was also slipping past the CJs, the next line of counter air defense, Mike turned his element toward the threat.
11, 2003, Maj Geary "General" Padden was the flight lead of an F-16 ADF adversary element during a 4v2 defensive counter air flight lead upgrade ride in support of the 179th Fighter Squadron, Minnesota Air National Guard.
Navy sailors and their vessels extended range protection against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles as part of the Naval Integrated Fire Control - Counter Air (NIFC-CA) mission area.
Mesbah (Lantern) 1 air-defense system has been designed and built to counter air attacks, different kinds of airplanes, cruise missiles, choppers and other air threats in low altitudes," Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said at a ceremony in May to mark production of Mesbah air-defense system.
Over the course of the exercise, ATAC jets flew nearly 100 hours, including Strike, Defensive Counter Air, and threat Air-to-Surface missile profiles, while maintaining a 98% sortie completion rate.