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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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13) To focus on maneuvering speed and emphasize airmobile combat, French Army tactics also include the possibility of using attack helicopters and drone swarms.
Army aviation and prompted a reevaluation of basic airmobile doctrine.
The M777 was developed to provide airmobile 155 mm artillery to the US Army and US Marine Corps, complementing the former and much heavier M198.
The servicemen of the airmobile forces have the grades in terms of their experience.
The Junglas (pronounced "hoon-glas") is named after the Columbian Airmobile Interdiction Jungla Program, formed by the British SAS in 1989 as an elite, special forces-style drug fighting team.
Once airborne or airmobile forces reach the ground and dominate any opposing force, the work of the engineer begins in earnest.
During the 1990s, Americans trained the Mexican Airmobile Special Forces Group at Ft.
AAR designs, manufactures, and integrates rapid deployment equipment including airmobile shelters, 20' ISO[R] shelters, air-transportable ISU containers, cargo and seat pallets, CROPs, and flat racks for military and defense customers.
The vertical envelopment doctrine led to the restructuring of the entire Marine Corps into a force that was lighter, more airmobile on the battlefield, and more dependent on air power.
The Colombia National Police (CNP) primary interdiction force, the Anti-Narcotics Directorate's (DIRAN) Jungle Commandos (Junglas) or airmobile units, are largely responsible for the significant number of HCL and coca base labs destroyed in 2011 and also seized significant amounts of precursor chemicals during the course of their operations in 2011, including 14 MT of solid precursors and 4.
In June, as the Dominican crisis faded from the headlines, the president authorized the first B-52 strikes against Vietcong positions inside South Vietnam and the deployment of the US Army airmobile division.
In 1999 he was promoted to brigadier and was given command of 24 Airmobile Brigade, overseeing their conversion into 16 Air Assault Brigade.