Combat Air Patrol Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org

combat air patrol

Term Source: JP 3-01 (Countering Air and Missile Threats) ?

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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Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 3-01: Countering Air and Missile Threats, updated March 2012 View source document

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


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