Definition

Air interdiction

Air interdiction— air operations conducted to divert, disrupt, delay, or destroy the enemy’s military surface capabilities before it can be brought to bear effectively against friendly forces, or to otherwise achieve objectives that are conducted at such distances from friendly forces that detailed integration of each air mission with the fire and movement of friendly forces is not required. 

Category: Defense Terms
Share it:  Cite

More from this Section

  • Logistic support
    Logistic support means a support that encompasses the logistic services, materiel, and ...
  • Active National Guard
    Active National Guard refers to those units and members of the Army and Air National Guard ...
  • Reinforcing obstacles
    Reinforcing obstacles are those obstacles specifically constructed, emplaced, or detonated ...
  • Civil reconnaissance
    Civil reconnaissance is a targeted, planned, and coordinated observation and evaluation ...
  • Amphibian
    Amphibian is a small craft, propelled by propellers and wheels or by air cushions for ...