Combat Air Patrol Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
combat air patrol
1.) An aircraft patrol provided over an objective area, the force protected, the critical area of a combat zone, or in an air defense area, for the purpose of intercepting and destroying hostile aircraft before they reach their targets.
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Term Classification: operations
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