air interdiction


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air interdiction

Air operations conducted to destroy, neutralize, or delay the enemy's military potential before it can harm friendly forces. The interdiction is conducted far enough away from friendly forces that detailed integration of each air mission with the fire and movement of the friendly forces is not required. Main interdiction targets are lines of communications, logistic nodes, reserves, and ammunition or fuel dumps. Interdiction targets are located well behind enemy lines and outside the range of one's own artillery.
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However, this Band-Aid approach to redefine air interdiction doctrine to include direct attack did little to influence how the Air Force trained and equipped for the counterland missions it would later encounter in Afghanistan.
Airpower's ability to exploit traffic jams caused by bridges destroyed by air interdiction was evident when, from July 7 to 9, aircrews claimed 197 trucks and 44 tanks destroyed.
The FAIO had to set time aside during the deliver phase for the refinements of those targets nominated, approved, and tasked on the air tasking order (ATO) for close air support and air interdiction at the 48 hours and 24 hours prior to ATO day as well as those priority targets eight hours and four hours prior to mission time.
2140, which included that the General Hospital of the Revolution in Hodeidah Province was exposed to collateral damage caused by shelling neighboring areas at 11:30 am on 9, October, 2015 and after having reviewed the report, the JAAT and through other reports, it was found that the Air Coalition Forces had carried out an air interdiction mission on a target used for weapons storage which is located on the western side of Hodeidah.
Brown said the bombers would be able to deliver precision weapons and carry out a range of missions, including strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction and maritime operations.
AMX is a ground attack aircraft effective in visual and marginal weather conditions, with primary roles in long range strike and air interdiction, close air support, reconnaissance and armed patrol.
It can also be used for surveillance and reconnaissance missions, air interdiction and close-air support missions, Delgado said.
Sukhoi-24 are deep air interdiction tactical bombers.
Following successful air interdiction efforts by Dominican authorities and the dismantling of two major drug trafficking organizations in 2010, drug flights from South America to the Dominican Republic have all but disappeared and since then, there was only one confirmed drug flight in 2014.
Lambeth does not claim quite as much as Budiansky, but he does argue "counterland air attack has increasingly begun to move doctrinally beyond solely the classic supporting roles of CAS (direct support) and air interdiction (indirect support) toward missions that are not intended just to support the friendly ground force, but rather to destroy the enemy's army directly and independently as the overall main weight of effort." (296) Readers who are prone to discount such assertions as USAF hype need to read Lambeth's account and think seriously about the implications of what he has to say.
The CF-18 is a multipurpose, high-performance twin-engine fighter that can handle both air-to-air (air defence, air superiority, combat air patrol) and air-to-ground (close air support, battlefield air interdiction) combat.
Under the contract, 20 aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to operational air bases in Afghanistan beginning in the summer of 2014 to conduct advanced flight training, surveillance, close air support and air interdiction missions, said the announcement by US Defense Department spokesman George Little.