Airborne Definition -


Term Source: JP 3-17 (Air Mobility Operations) ?

1.) The state of an aircraft, from the instant it becomes entirely sustained by air until it ceases to be so sustained.

2.) In relation to personnel, troops especially trained to effect, following transport by air, an assault debarkation, either by parachuting or touchdown.

3.) When applied to materiel, items that form an integral part of the aircraft.

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In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Term Classification: operations


Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 3-17: Air Mobility Operations, updated September 2013 View source document

This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015

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