assault aircraft


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assault aircraft

[ə′sȯlt ′er‚kraft]
(aerospace engineering)
Powered aircraft, including helicopters, which move assault troops and cargo into an objective area and which provide for their resupply.
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"As part of the snap inspection of combat readiness of the Collective Rapid Reaction Force (CRRF) of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), which started on May 12, two Su-25 assault aircraft and two Su-24 bombers were redeployed from the Russian air base in Kant to Dushanbe," the statement said.
The impartial assessment of the conflict makes it obvious the Ukrainian armed forces are using all their military might against its own people: Assault aircraft and heavy artillery, tanks and multiple rocket launchers.
The availability of a second assault aircraft increased the size and capability of the ground force from an Infantry squad with enablers to a small platoon with the same enhanced capabilities.
Players pilot the prime assault aircraft of the future against the vast war machines of a brutal regime - all in 3D.
For a future Black Hawk replacement, the Army is leading an effort called the future long-range assault aircraft, which will also provide systems for SOCOM and the Marine Corps.
They include MiG-21 interceptors, MiG-23 ground assault aircraft and the more modern MiG-29 combat aircraft.
We plan on putting that on all our assault aircraft and that to me is a tremendous capability, much better than we've ever had in the past to be able to defeat those threats."
The airstrikes were carried out by Sukhoi Su24M and Su-34 bombers and Su-25SM assault aircraft, with Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets ensuring air escort for the assault groups, he further added.
Assault aircraft from at Khmeimim airbase have also inflicted airstrikes against terrorist forces near Jisr al-Shughur in Idlib province, destroying vehicle storage depots used for organizing terror attacks.