airborne unit

airborne unit

[′er‚bȯrn ′yü·nət]
(ordnance)
A ground unit organized, trained, and equipped for airborne assault.
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The unit was established on July 1, 1942 and was assigned to the British 3rd Parachute Brigade, 6th Airborne Division since the Canadian Army could not properly employ a solitary airborne unit.
General Jafari expressed the hope that reinvigoration of the IRGC Ground Force's airborne unit would further increase its power and help maintain security in the country.
One man assigned to an airborne unit had never been trained to parachute, and his reluctance to jump instantly earned him the nickname Chicken.
British forces are shown moving to attack an enemy airborne unit that has landed north of Leuchars, on the Fife Peninsula.
The security activity saw the participation of hundreds of policemen, as well as detectives, fighters, and the animal unit of the southern precinct -- including dog trainers and horsemen, the helicopter of the airborne unit and additional forces -- who succeeded in locating stockpiles of weaponry including improvised weapons, shotguns, ammunition, stun grenades and more during searches conducted in the community.
The airborne unit of the German federal police operate 79 Airbus helicopters.
Khartoum, 21 Sept (SUNA)- The Khartoum police said it is deploying over 20,000 policemen from different units, including airborne unit, to see to law and order during the occasion of Eid Adha, covering the various localities and gathering areas in Khartoum state.
Also, since JRTC is an Airborne unit, qualified Soldiers are eligible to attend the Static Line Jumpmaster course.
McNamara in the 503rd Infantry Regiment, an airborne unit in the U.
Born out of the nation's World War II electronic signals intelligence requirement, VQ-2 was the Navy's sole airborne unit conducting reconnaissance missions in the Mediterranean theater.
Combining after action reports with unit histories and veteran interviews, this work offers a detailed history of the 82nd Airborne Division during WWII from the reactivation of the division in early 1942 through the development and training of the unit as America's first division-size airborne unit, through all combat operations in Europe to the end of the war.

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