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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Air force.
See also changes related to Air force, or pages that link to Air force or to this page or whose text contains "Air force".


Parent topics

  • Military [r]: The standing armed forces of a country, that are directed by the national government and are tasked with that nation's defense. [e]
  • Air warfare planning [r]: The set of doctrines and procedures for carrying out all types of air warfare, as an integrated whole [e]
    • Offensive counter-air [r]: Air operations intended to damage or destroy enemy aircraft and missile capabilities, both by attacking ground facilities and engaging aircraft close to their bases [e]
    • Defensive counter-air [r]: The spectrum of both passive and active air defense measures, including camouflaging and protecting potential targets, electronic warfare; a superset of an integrated air defense system [e]
    • Air mobility [r]: The set of disciplines, resources and techniques required for the rapid air movement of military forces and their equipment. Air assault, in which the air movement takes troops into battle, is a subset. [e]

Subtopics

Other related topics

  • Air refueling [r]: Transferring fuel from one aircraft to another while both are in flight. [e]
  • Airborne Warning and Control System [r]: An airplane that carries early warning radars, possibly weapons control radars, and communications to link it with combat aircraft and ground facilities. It may have an onboard battle staff, or link to a staff on the ground. [e]
  • Bomber aircraft [r]: Airplanes optimized to deliver weapons to surface targets, rather than to fight other airplanes. [e]
  • C3I-ISR [r]: Command, control, communications and intelligence, combined with intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance [e]
  • Fighter aircraft [r]: Airplanes that have a principal mission of destroying other airplanes in flight, often with a secondary capability to attack ground targets [e]
  • Maritime patrol aircraft [r]: Very long range, usually land-based, aircraft optimized for sea surveillance, originally principally for anti-submarine warfare but often with anti-surface warfare capabilities; newer types also have land and littoral surveillance roles [e]
  • Transport aircraft [r]: Fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, or tilt-rotor aircraft whose primary role is moving people or cargo; they may be armed for self-protection [e]