airborne assault operation

airborne assault operation

An airborne operation in which personnel and their support equipment are inducted into the target area by parachutes or by slithering from helicopters. None of the personnel or the equipment is delivered by landing aircraft or helicopters.
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The Airborne Assault Operations were also practiced and a large contingent of paratroopers was para-dropped to practice behind the enemy lines offensive operations.
The combat support role also saw the Airborne Assault Operations where large contingents of paratroopers were dropped in the exercise area.
But the training included modules for operation in hostile scenarios, airborne assault operations and night vision- guided tactical operations.
From that time on, according to a study by the Military Science Department of the University of California at Los Angeles, the mujahadeen used the missiles to down over 270 Soviet aircraft, achieving a 87percent kill rate and leading to a halt in Soviet airborne assault operations and the eventual withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan.

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