bombardment aircraft

bombardment aircraft

[bam′bärd·mənt ¦er‚kraft]
(aerospace engineering)
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AIR OPERATIONS SUPPORTING US and coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq underscore America's continued reliance on long-range bombardment aircraft. Staging from within the continental United States, Oman, and British bases at Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford in the United Kingdom and Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, B-1B, B-2B, and B-52H bombers played a crucial role in the overthrow of the Taliban government, disruption of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization, and defeat of the Baathist regime in Iraq.