force multiplier


force multiplier
A capability that when added to and employed by a combat force significantly increases its combat potential of and thus enhances the probability of a successful mission. Items like AWACS (airborne warning and control aircraft), flight-refueler aircraft, and electronic warfare suits are some examples of force-multipliers.

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