offensive air

offensive air

An air unit or force designated for, or engaged in, an offensive action in the air.
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Successful execution of hot reload procedures while afloat demonstrates the 31st MEUs ability to surge offensive air support for kinetic missions in the theatre, increasing available lethality for commanders, said Davis.
Vision 2020 articulates the need to invest in new technology, develop the technology into integrated weapons systems, and field these systems that are "melded into a comprehensive joint and combined force capable of preventing an adversary from effectively employing any of its offensive air and missile weapons." (13) However, using the old acquisition adage of you can have it good, cheap, or fast, but not all three, this just can't be done without sacrificing other programs and impacting readiness.
During the years Barack Obama was in the White House, American commanders in Afghanistan were barred from carrying out offensive air strikes against the Taliban unless they were permitted to do so by Washington.
Some accounts say that hours later, MacArthur called Brereton, saying that offensive air action would now be left to his discretion.
In September 2011, the Iranian Air Force's first squadron of home-made Saeqeh fighter jets started operations during the large offensive air drills codenamed "Fadaeeyan-e Harim-e Vellayat III" in Northwestern Iran.
Left unaddressed amid the furore was whether Trump authorised the US mission in Niger, a country that prohibits offensive air operations.
The Airforce has its own JF-17; and an effective air defense system and with the induction of Russian SU35s, and Chinese J-31, PAF would be able to conduct offensive air operations, deep into the enemy territory.
Training allowed the controllers to gain experience in directing and controlling simulated close air support and other offensive air operations with high-speed fighter aircraft.
The criticism came as America continued its bombardment of the Islamic State in Iraq, launching multiple offensive air strikes in Iraq.
As I wrote elsewhere in 2009 Air power theorists in developing ideas about striking key nodes have arrived at the concept of parallel war which is a function of simultaneous and coordinated operations against all the key nodes in the system and can only be conducted through an offensive air campaign since air power is the superior medium for prosecuting these operations.
Whole capabilities are absent, such as maritime patrol and long range electronic reconnaissance, while the loss of the Harrier GR9 fleet has left the nation with no sea-borne offensive air support, as well as a serious reduction in numbers of close air support aircraft vital in operations such as Libya or Afghanistan, he said.
For decades, critics have argued that the burden of protecting a carrier outstrips the offensive air power provided by them.