The
Definition Of

Amphibious operation

Amphibious operation refers to a military operation which is launched from the sea by an amphibious force to conduct landing force operations within the littorals.  Also called PHIBOP.

Category: Defense Terms
Share it:

More from this Section

  • Laser seeker
    Laser seeker refers to a device based on a direction-sensitive receiver that detects the energy reflected from a laser designated target and defines the direction ...
  • Authorization data
    Authorization data is the Department of Defense military and civilian manpower and equipment resources authorized by law.
  • Logistics supportability analysis
    Logistics supportability analysis— combatant command internal assessment for the Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan on capabilities and shortfalls of key logistic ...
  • Common item
    Common item refers to 1. Any item of materiel that is required for use by more than one activity. 2. A term loosely used to denote any consumable item except ...
  • Landing craft
    Landing craft— a craft employed in amphibious operations, specifically designed for carrying troops and their equipment and for beaching, unloading ...
  • Coordinating altitude
    Coordinating altitude refers to an airspace coordinating measure that uses altitude to separate users and as the transition between different airspace control ...
  • Limiting factor
    Limiting factor is a factor or condition that, either temporarily or permanently, impedes mission accomplishment.