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Definition of the noun Air Support

What does Air Support mean as a name of something?


  1. The act of using aircraft to attack an enemy to assist ground military forces.


"Air Support" is the name of two distinct video games, one released in 1984 and another released in 1992.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • genres: Strategy video game, Simulation video game, Action game
  • publisher: Psygnosis
  • released in (23 years ago)

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Google previewMilitary readiness lingering training and equipment issues hamper air support of ground forces.

Close air support is an air action by either fixed and rotary wing aircraft against hostile targets which are near friendly forces and which require detailed integration of each air mission with the fire and maneuver of those forces. Several different ...

Google previewThe Crucible of War, 1939-1945 (1994)

by Brereton Greenhous

As one reconnaissance regiment observed, ' Visible air support is a great morale raiser for troops who do not understand what air ...

Google previewDarkFire

by E W Farnsworth

Air support is a convenience. “Kilo One, DE Alpha Two, Over.” “Roger. Loitering.” “Wax 'em!” “Watch your 6, Alpha Two.

Google previewContemporary Military Culture and Strategic Studies (2013)

US and UK Armed Forces in the 21st Century by Alastair Finlan

Additionally, because battlefield air support is a priority to the British Army, it would receive the necessary financial investment to ensure adequate support. The current poor state of British battlefield support helicopters, especially the sheer ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms and Acronyms (2011)

by Us Department Of Defense

air support coordination section — In amphibious operations, the section of the Navy tactical air control...

air support operations center — The principal air control agency of the theater air control system responsible for the ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Military History (2004)

by James C. Bradford

aviation matured, leaders began subdividing support for ground forces into reconnaissance, close air support (CAS), and battlefield air interdiction (BIA) functions, although the later two often melt together. Military use of the airplane in World ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of World War II (2013)

The War against Germany and Italy by Anne Sharp Wells

Intelligence and Anglo-American Air Support in World War Two: The Western ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Codenames of World War II (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Christopher Chant

Air support for the US 7th Army was the responsibility of Major General Edwin House's XII Air Support Command. On the Allied right flank Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay's Eastern Naval Task Force catered for General Sir Bernard Montgomery's ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the War in Vietnam (2011)

by Ronald B. Frankum Jr.

Ground support missions, or close air support, caused as many PAVN and NLF casualties as ground engagements. This aspect of the air war was credited with saving a significant number of U.S., RVN, and allied personnel. Airpower gave the ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (2013)

Indeed, Allied air forces conducted massive bombing campaigns of cities in Germany and Japan, but they also deliberatelytargeted Axis industry and infrastructure and provided close air support to forces on the ground. Historians continue to ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the 1940s (2015)

by James Gilbert Ryan, Leonard C Schlup

United States air operations in the European theater involved two distinct plans: a strategic campaign against the German war economy and tactical air support for American ground troops.

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Small photo of South African Police Services, 12 July 2008. Air Support display of Police Helicopters at Durban Airshow.Small photo of DYAGILEVO, RYAZAN, RUSSIA - AUGUST 6, 2016: Sukhoi Su-25SM RF-92258 (NATO code name: Frogfoot) close air support airplane landing at Dyagilevo airfield.Small photo of DYAGILEVO, RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JULY 15, 2016: Sukhoi Su-25 RF-93022 (NATO code name: Frogfoot) close air support airplane landing at Dyagilevo airfield.Small photo of DYAGILEVO, RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JULY 15, 2016: Sukhoi Su-25 RF-92258 (NATO code name: Frogfoot) close air support airplane landing at Dyagilevo airfield.Small photo of DYAGILEVO, RYAZAN, RUSSIA - JULY 15, 2016: Sukhoi Su-25 RF-93884 (NATO code name: Frogfoot) close air support airplane landing at Dyagilevo airfield.Small photo of San Clemente,California, USA - September 7,2015: San Diego Sheriff's Department aviation unit provides effective law enforcement, search and rescue, fire suppression and emergency service air support.Small photo of MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MAY 9, 2016: Sukhoi Su-25 Grach close air support military aircraft making a russian flag over the Red Square during the Moscow Victory day parade More...

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