Because battlefield commanders' insatiable appetite for the full motion video was escalating at the time, Pentagon officials set a target for 21 combat air patrols
by 2010; the wing surpassed that number in April 2008 and is 60 percent over the goal, says Chambliss.
About 65 people could fly as many as eight different combat air patrols
Rescue Combat Air Patrol
(RESCAP) was a very important mission and a real morale booster for aircrews.
Meanwhile, the rescue combat air patrol
(RESCAP) aircraft overhead were under heavy fire.
On 4 September Valley Forge's combat air patrol
(CAP), comprising four F4U-4B Corsairs from VF-53, was stationed 20 miles from the carrier at 10,000 feet under the control of Fletcher (DDE 445).
6, were sent by the US government to conduct combat air patrols
in Turkish airspace at the request of Ankara, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters on Nov.
There are combat air patrols
and defence of own air space for which the women will be trained,'' Parrikar said.
We've seen instances where the Russians are -- maybe they're flying a pattern of combat air patrols
somewhere where one of our drones will sort of come nearby and the Russian will break his pattern and come over and take a close look at the drone," Warren affirmed.
military planners are said to be looking at how to implement such a plan, which would require a no-fly zone and stepped up combat air patrols
to take out Syrian air defense systems.
We are already flying combat air patrols
in the skies over Iraq and that's as it should be.
I have witnessed firsthand the courage, dedication, and determination of our nation's military leaders at every level--leaders who, even as I write this message, are lacing up their boots and departing the security of forward operating bases in Afghanistan, strapping themselves into jets to fly combat air patrols
wherever and whenever needed, steaming through waters within range of increasingly capable adversaries, diving to unimaginable depths of the ocean, or simply serving in places where few would willingly go.
NATO nations now fly combat air patrols
from the Baltic states close to Russian airspace, an issue that has previously been viewed with concern in Moscow.