air assault


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air assault

An attack by aircraft against a surface target. It generally means attack by strike aircraft and should not be confused with airborne assault operations, which refers to dropping airborne forces against an objective or ground target.
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The division is the only unit in the world capable of conducting a brigade-sized air assault. However, what is often overlooked are the residual effects on the Soldiers who successfully complete the course.
The French troops joined the exercise as part of the developing partnership between 16 Air Assault Brigade and 11e Brigade Parachutiste, which have been tasked to develop a combined joint expeditionary force.
It combines the speed and agility of airborne and air assault troops with the potency of Apache attack helicopters.
Royal Welsh Fusiliers were choppered into an area known as "The Babaji Pear" for a major air assault (ab s.
With its larger payload, range, and higher operating speed, one Chinook can replace up to five MH-60s in this role as an air assault transport.
The 56th Military Police Company had spent eleven months patrolling streets, training police, and conducting combat operations in Tikrit when they got the opportunity to conduct a joint air assault with the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
The commander of the battalion, LTC Rick Rhyne, a Special Forces officer with experience in accomplishing missions with outside-the-box thinking, displayed his confidence in a group of support Soldiers during a recent air assault operation Sept.
He was from 13 Air Assault Support Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the soldiers, all members of 13 Air Assault Support Regiment Royal Logistic Corps based at Colchester, Essex, were among 50 servicemen and women ordered to undergo checks.
Improving documentation and resolving other deployment issues at the fort is one way that the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command is working to smooth the upcoming deployment of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), said Brig.
"The plan includes a large-scale air assault on Iran employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons."
Edgar Salas of the battalion's Company C wore the ACH when he was with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during the early phases of Operation Iraqi Freedom.