offensive counterair operations
Definition/Scope: (FM 3-01.7) Offensive counterair operations (OCA) attack enemy air capabilities in the air and on the ground. Examples include airfields and forward operating bases, C3 nodes, logistics and infrastructure elements, and electronic warfare assets. The corps AMDCOORD works with the corps G3 Air, the DOCC, and the BCD in some cases, to nominate OCA targets that support corps AD operations. Examples of this can include helicopter and fixed wing forward operating basis and C2 nodes. Deep attack assets available to the corps include ATACMS, multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS), attack helicopters, USAF ground attack aircraft, and special operations forces (SOF).
Broader Terms:Air Defense
Narrower Terms:3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
Related Terms:air defense artillery