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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Capable of being transported and deployed, usually by helicopter, to a combat zone or from one site to another within a theater of operations: an airmobile infantry regiment.

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  • adj. Capable of being moved by air

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  • Air assault, also known as airmobile units, are military units that move into action on

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  • I had seen the airmobile concept of an all-helicopter division tested at Fort Benning in the summer of 1963 when I was there at ROTC camp.

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  • It is airmobile while designed specifically to maximise mine protection.

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  • The US cannot even use airmobile tactics for manuever, for fear of the highly sophisticated, expensive, and hard to use RPG.

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  • They've already preculded large scale airmobile operations.

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  • While US doctrine was still focused on armored and airmobile warfare, the missions required good old fashioned foot infantry.

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  • To repulse landings of amphibious, airborne, air assault, or airmobile forces.

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  • Air defense units are significant in defending ground forces against attacks by enemy airborne and airmobile troops.

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  • Rear operations.a. Countering enemy airmobile, airborne, or guerrilla infiltration threats, the AATF monitors likely infiltration routes and probable target areas for airborne or airmobile attacks.

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