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Close Air Support

Definition/Scope: Air action by fixed-and rotary-wing aircraft against hostile targets which are in close proximity to friendly forces and which require detailed integration of each air mission with the fire and movement.


A-10 Thunderbolt II
Firepower Control Team
Joint Terminal Air Controller

Used For:

Fantan Q-5 / A-5



Broader Terms:

103d Airlift Wing
103d Tactical Fighter Group
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing
A-10 Thunderbolt II
AGM-65 Maverick
Air Defense Airspace Management
Air Defense Airspace Management/Brigade Aviation Element
air operations
air support
Air Support Operations Center
air support request
AV-8 Harrier
close support
Field Artillery
fire support
Fire Support Team
Joint Close Air Support
Joint Fires Observer
joint terminal attack controller
Kabul International Airport
Kandahar Airfield
Kandahar International Airport

Narrower Terms:

A-37 Dragonfly
A-4 Skyhawk
A-6 Intruder
Air Officer/ Air Liaison Officer
Air Officer/Air Liaison Officer
Air Support Operation Center
air-to-ground missile
Fantan Q-5 / A-5
fire support plan
Firepower Control Team
Forward Air Controller
joint stand-off weapon
M7 Bradley Fire Support Vehicle

Related Terms:

air and naval gunfire liaison company
air interdiction
air mobility
Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
Air Support Operations Center
attack aircraft
enlisted terminal attack controller
F-4 Phantom II
Fire Support Coordinator
joint air attack team
joint fire support
Kabul International Airport
tactical air operations
tactical air support
terminal attack control
time on target

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