deep air support


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deep air support

An air action against enemy targets at such a distance from friendly forces that detailed integration of each mission with fire and movement of friendly forces is not required. Deep air support missions are flown on either side of the fire support coordination line; the lack of a requirement for close coordination with the fire and movement of friendly forces is the qualifying factor.
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Like the skids, the Harrier can provide close air support for ground troops, deep air support and helicopter escort, but it is unique in its ability to conduct offensive missions against enemy ground-to-air defenses.