airborne unit

airborne unit

[′er‚bȯrn ′yü·nət]
(ordnance)
A ground unit organized, trained, and equipped for airborne assault.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Force Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari underlined that the Army's Airborne Unit has no rival in the Middle-East region.
"The Tunisian military mission in Mali provides for the deployment of an airborne unit in the Malian capital, Bamako, now considered a secure area," Defence Minister Abdelkarim Zbidi told MPs.
A spokesman for the war game said the Ground Force Airborne Unit's combat helicopters will also fly over the operation zone to cover the armored units on the ground and open heavy fire on hostile targets.
He proudly served in the US Army, a sergeant to the 101st Airborne Unit as a Paratrooper from 1955 to 1964.
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.
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.
10) RED indicates qualification, SILVER/WHITE indicates that the wearer was on strength of an airborne unit.
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.
Tommy, who formed part of the airborne unit, found himself being parachuted into areas ahead of advancing troops to report back any enemy activity.

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