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air assault

Definition/Scope: (FM 101-5-1). Operations in which air assault forces (combat, combat support and combat service support), using firepower, mobility, and total integration of helicopter assets in their ground or air roles, maneuver on the the battlefield under the control of the ground or air maneuver commander to engage and destroy enemy forces or to seize and hold key terrain. (Dupuy). In an airborne operation, the period in which the airborne force is delivered to the objective area and attacks designated ob



Broader Terms:

Air Cavalry Squadron
Combat Aviation Brigade
military operation

Narrower Terms:

air parity

Related Terms:

abort criteria
air mission briefings
air mission commander
air mobility
airborne equipment
airborne operations
extraction zones
UH-1 Iroquois
UH-60 Black Hawk

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