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- Air warfare planning : The set of doctrines and procedures for carrying out all types of air warfare, as an integrated whole
- Air assault : Military operations in which infantry are carried by aircraft onto, or very near, the target, or by parachuting. The aircraft may be helicopters, tilt-rotor aircraft, short-landing transports, or, historically, gliders.
- A-1 Skyraider : Add brief definition or description
- A-10 Thunderbolt II : A heavily armed close air support and ground attack aircraft, which can loiter over a battlefield and then hit targets with great accuracy, while retaining high survivability against ground fire.
- AH-1 Cobra : The first purpose-built U.S. attack helicopter, introduced by the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War; the U.S. Marine Corps still operates a much-modified version
- AH-6 : Add brief definition or description
- AH-64 Apache : A United States Army attack helicopter capable of day/night missions in all weather.
- Alphajet : Add brief definition or description
- Armed helicopter : A helicopter that can be configured to carry troops or cargo only, light weapons and troops, or possibly a heavier ammunition load with still-removable weapons.
- AV-8 Harrier II : Add brief definition or description
- Forward air controller : An individual or team, knowledgeable in both ground and air warfare, who coordinates close air support for a ground unit to which they are responsible
- FROGFOOT : NATO designation for Russian Su-25 close air support fixed-wing aircraft
- GR7 Harrier II : Add brief definition or description
- Il-2 Stormovik : Russian WWII ground attack aircraft, the world's prototype for heavily armored and armed tank-killers such as today's U.S. Air Force A-10 "Warthog"
- Su-25 : Heavily armed and armored Russian close air support aircraft, NATO designation FROGFOOT, similar to the U.S. A-10, and the descendant of the Second World War Il-2 Stormovik
- Attack helicopter : A helicopter equipped with built-in heavy weapons, which has no standard cargo capacity and is used as a "flying tank" in close air support or battlefield air interdiction.
- Danger close : Add brief definition or description
- Fire direction : Add brief definition or description
- Forward observer : An individual or team, specializing in artillery, who accompanies ground troops and directs indirect fire artillery in support of those ground troops
- Fratricide : The killing of one's brother, but in a military context, the killing of one's own forces ("friendly fire").
- Laser designator : A device that puts a distinctive, usually invisible, pattern of laser energy on an object, for purposes such as designating the target of a laser-guided bomb
- Precision-guided munition : A powered or unpowered weapon that adjusts its flight path to hit a specific target, with a circular error probability in the low number of meters, often less than the radius of destruction
- Special reconnaissance : Also known as SR, missions deep in denied areas, conducted by special operations personnel. They may be in or out of uniform. While SR units may direct air, missile, or artillery strikes, they strive to stay undetected.