High value unit/Related Articles
From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
High value unit: In military air or sea operations, the most critical units (e.g., C3I-ISR or tanker aircraft, aircraft carriers, command, or amphibious troopships) in a formation, which receive the greatest protection
This article contains just a definition and optionally other subpages (such as a list of related articles), but no metadata. if you want to expand this into a full article.
- Tactics : Military concepts and techniques used to fight a battle once battle is joined.
- Aircraft carrier : A warship designed to launch and recover combat aircraft and aircraft that support military operations
- Air refueling : Transferring fuel from one aircraft to another while both are in flight.
- Amphibious warfare : The set of techniques, equipment, specialized units, and methods of training needed to move troops across water, and deliver them to land, ready for immediate combat. in this context, ships carrying large numbers of personnel
- C3I-ISR : Command, control, communications and intelligence, combined with intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
- Replenishment ship : A naval support ship that can transfer supplies, including fuel, to other warships that are underway, either by underway replenishment steaming side-by-side, vertical replenishment by helicopters, or both; it is fast enough to keep up with warships
- Circular cruising formation : Developed by Chester W. Nimitz, a naval tactical formation in which the high value units (e.g., aircraft carriers and amphibious warfare ships) are in the center of the formation, surrounded by concentric rings of escorts for anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and early warning (i.e., pickets)
- Underway replenishment : A series of techniques, introduced in the Second World War, for keeping warships in constant operation by resupplying them at sea; challenging both in the pure seamanship of the transfer, and the logistical system that brings supplies to the ships