offensive air

An air unit or force designated for, or engaged in, an offensive action in the air.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • offensive air support — All support provided by an air force to the surface and maritime forces to further their actions. It does not include air defense or air cover, but it does include reconnaissance and strike missions. Offensive air support may be pre planned or… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Future Offensive Air System — The Future Offensive Air System was a study which sought to replace the Royal Air Force s strike capability currently provided by the Tornado GR4. Initial operation capability was expected around 2017. The FOAS was cancelled in June 2005. [cite… …   Wikipedia

  • offensive — 1. adjective 1) offensive remarks Syn: insulting, insolent, derogatory, disrespectful, hurtful, wounding, abusive; annoying, exasperating, irritating, galling, provocative, outrageous; rude, impertinent, discourteous …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • air defense suppression — In air operations, actions taken to degrade fixed and mobile surface based components of enemy air defense systems so that offensive air forces may effectively attack a target …   Military dictionary

  • air defense suppression — All actions taken to degrade fixed and mobile surface based components of enemy air defense systems so that offensive air forces may effectively attack a target. SEAD (suppression of enemy air defenses) is the term given to such an operation …   Aviation dictionary

  • Offensive du Tet — Offensive du Tết L offensive du Têt est une campagne militaire menée par les forces combinées du Front national pour la libération du Viêt Nam (ou Viet Cong) et de l Armée populaire vietnamienne pendant la guerre du Viêt Nam. Les buts poursuivis… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Air Magazine — Pays  France Langue français Périodicité Bimestriel Format A4 Genre Aviation …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps — (AFROTC) is one of the three commissioning sources for officers in the United States Air Force, the other two being the Air Force Academy and Officer Training School. It is the largest and oldest source of commissioned officers for the Air Force… …   Wikipedia

  • Air interdiction — (AI) is the use of aircraft to attack tactical ground targets that are not in close proximity to friendly ground forces. It differs from close air support because it does not directly support ground operations and is not closely coordinated with… …   Wikipedia

  • Air Algerie — Air Algérie AITA AH OACI DAH Indicatif d appel Air Algérie Repères historiques Date de création 1947 …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.