Airborne Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
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.
4.) In relation to equipment, pieces of equipment that have been especially designed for use by airborne troops during or after an assault debarkation as well as some aeronautical equipment used to accomplish a particular mission.
- also called ABN
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
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