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  Combat air patrol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Combat air patrol (CAP) is a type of defensive mission for fighter aircraft, in which they guard a designated site, either a fixed site on land, ships at sea, or less commonly support aircraft such as aerial tankers.
CAP is especially characteristic of aircraft carrier operations, where the CAP is flown to protect the carrier battle group.
A TARget Combat Air Patrol (TARCAP) is flown over or near a strike target in order to protect specialised attack aircraft such as the AC-130 from harassment by enemy fighters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Combat_air_patrol   (260 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Civil Air Patrol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Civil Air Patrol was authorized on December 2, 1941, and began operations to patrol the coasts of the United States shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor five days later.
CAP does not have a combatant role, and is not authorized to be used in law enforcement except for scouting and transportation roles.
CAP members are not members of the United States military and receive no pay from the U.S. government; however, they may wear a modified version of the USAF uniform and practice military courtesies and customs such as saluting.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Civil-Air-Patrol   (857 words)

  
 Combat Air Patrol - Battlestar Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
CAP typically consists of two Vipers flying a designated pattern in and around the Fleet in order to provide an immediate spaceborne response to incoming threats.
CAP flights may sometimes be accompanied by a Raptor, particularly if trouble is anticipated.
On Earth, Combat Air Patrol is most frequently applied to fight aircraft patrols guarding a Carrier Battle Group, however it may equally apply to flights guarding a fixed land target, other vessels at sea and (least commonly) slower, more vulnerable aircraft.
battlestarwiki.org /index.php?title=CAP   (333 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Combat air patrol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The RAAF's main operational formation, the First Tactical Air Force, comprised more than 18,000 personnel and 20 squadrons; it had taken part in the Philippines and Borneo campaigns and was scheduled to participate in the invasion of the Japanese mainland, Operation Downfall.
Australia's combat aircraft were not used again in anger until the Iraq War in 2003, when F/A-18's were used in bombing missions, as well as combat air patrol missions.
The RAAF Roundel is based on that of the British Royal Air Force, with the central circle replaced by a Kangaroo, a symbol of Australia.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Combat-air-patrol   (680 words)

  
 Hilltop Times - Pentagon considers changes to Combat Air Patrols
Defense officials said the cost of the combat air patrol program from Sept. 11 through the end of January was slightly over $500 million.
John Rosa said that since Sept. 11, the combat air patrol program has been a tiered effort-that is, planes were flying missions, other planes were on strip alert, and others were at various levels of readiness.
Maintainers and pilots from the 419th Fighter Wing are no strangers to the CAP missions having conducted numerous sorties in support of Noble Eagle for a two-week period during the Christmas holidays.
www.hilltoptimes.com /story.asp?storyid=1159   (394 words)

  
 Battle of Midway: USS Yorktown Action Report
As the planes of the combat patrol required fueling, they, too, were directed to land on one of the other carriers.
At about 1330, a relief Combat Air Patrol of 12 VF were launched and the CAP of 6 planes plus the 4 VF of the Escort Group were landed on board.
The CAP was vectored out in two waves and intercepted a large group of enemy dive bombers about 15-20 miles from the task group at an altitude of 8000-10000 feet.
www.history.navy.mil /docs/wwii/mid7.htm   (10046 words)

  
 Combat air patrol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Combat air patrol (CAP) is a type of defensive mission for fighter aircraft, in which they guard a designated site, either a fixed site on land, ship s at sea, or less commonly support aircraft such as aerial tanker s.
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Santiam Pass Ski Patrol Provides basic patrol information, a brief history of the patrol, and a schedule of the year's events [Sisters, OR].
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Combat_air_patrol.html   (404 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Combat Air Patrol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Air forces are composed of two or more air divisions.
Air divisions are composed of two or more wings.
When the P-51 Mustang, with its increased range, was introduced to combat, American combat losses dropped, and operations during Big Week in late winter of 1944 caused the Luftwaffe to lose experienced pilots.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Combat-Air-Patrol   (586 words)

  
 War Diary: 30 January 1943
Launched 10 VF for combat patrol, 2 VSB for inner air patrol and 6 VSB for intermediate air patrols.
Launched 10 VF for combat air patrol, 2 VSB for inner air patrol and 6 VSB for intermediate air patrol.
Launched 10 VF for combat air patrol, 2 VSB for inner air patrol and 8 VSB for intermediate air patrols.
www.cv6.org /ship/logs/diary19430130.htm   (497 words)

  
 Combat air patrol - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
CAP is especially characteristic of aircraft carrier operations, where the CAP is flow to protect the carrier battle group.
A BARrier Combat Air Patrol (BARCAP) is flown between the CVBG and the direction from which it is most likely that enemy attack will come.
Operation Summit CAP: enabling new NATO members to meet new threats.(Doctrine NOTAM)(combat air patrol) : An article from: Air & Space Power Journal
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /combat_air_patrol.htm   (211 words)

  
 Combat air patrol over U.S. cities to change soon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A "vastly changed security environment" is behind proposed changes to the combat air patrols of Operation Noble Eagle, Defense Department officials said today.
John Rosa said that since September 11, the combat air patrol program has been a tiered effort -- that is, planes were flying missions, other planes were on strip alert and others were at various levels of readiness.
Rosa said that based on the security improvements, the department is proposing another tiered approach of combat air patrols, random patrols and strip alerts.
www.dcmilitary.com /airforce/beam/7_11/national_news/15161-1.html   (382 words)

  
 Combat air patrol - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Combat air patrol - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
A TARget Combat Air Patrol (TARCAP) is flown over or near a strike target in order to protect specialised attack aircraft from harassment by enemy fighters.
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about Combat air patrol contains research on
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Combat_air_patrol   (245 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Combat Air Patrol (CAP) Overview: --------- The Peacemakers regularly fly CAP missions between 2 bases(100 - 150 miles apart) in a predetermined campaign area.
They will spawn/respawn into the game and engage all other players (bogies) as necessary and often use CFO weather to fly at different times of the day under various weather conditions (only time of day is typically visible to zoners).
The objective is not to host a typical "zone furball" but rather focus on the patrol mission and choose our engagements in a realistic combat manner.
www.cfspeacemakers.homestead.com /files/cap.txt   (398 words)

  
 New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal - News Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Traditional Air National Guard members attend regularly scheduled unit-training assemblies and annual training periods, but are not activated for full-time duty until called up for state or federal active duty.
The last time the 177th FW flew combat air patrol missions was during their deployment to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (November 4 - December 15, 2000).
The wing's past experience in maintaining air defense alert and flying air sovereignty missions enabled the 177th to quickly reconfigure its aircraft and begin flying NORAD combat air patrols shortly after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
www.state.nj.us /military/news/archive2001/26sept01177fgtwng.html   (366 words)

  
 Combat Air Patrol download @ Game Downloads
Combat Air Patrol is a very disappointing flight sim from Psygnosis - perhaps a good proof that the company should stick to what they do best: addictive action games.
The plane's movements through the air more resemble those of a toboggan than of a jet.
The box bills it as a "unique combat simulator" with "a heavy payload to deliver for serious flight sim fans everywhere".
free-game-downloads.mosw.com /abandonware/pc/simulations/games_c/combat_air_patrol.html   (561 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The mission was to establish a Combat Air Patrol to counter potential MIG attacks against two support aircraft code-named Silver Dawn and BigEye flying over the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of Haiphong Harbor.
The CAP track consisted of the northernmost point being no closer than 15 nautical miles from Hainan Island, with the closest leg of the CAP orbit to North Vietnam being just outside of SA-2 Surface-to-Air missile range, and generally centered abeam Haiphong.
Two aircraft were to be on CAP station at all times, and the other two would cycle to and from KC-135 tankers flying over the Gulf of Tonkin just off the coast of DaNang, well south of the MIG CAP track.
home.att.net /~g.rust/12/cap.htm   (579 words)

  
 AII POW-MIA - Persian Gulf War Chronology
With helo from USS BIDDLE providing air cover, the 1.000th boarding of a freighter is completed in the N. Red Sea.
During seven-month deployment, the combat stores ship delivered 19,000+ pallets of cargo (equaling 20,500 tons of supplies), answered 30,000+ requisitions, and delivered spare parts and food sustaining 35,000+ sailors aboard 150 ships.
The air wing scored the Navy's only air-to-air enemy aircraft kills of the conflict, but had three of its aircraft shot down.
www.aiipowmia.com /pgw/gwchron.html   (5165 words)

  
 Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
The objective of the joint DARPA/Air Force Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) program is to demonstrate the technical feasibility for a UCAV system to effectively and affordably prosecute 21st century lethal strike missions within the emerging global command and control architecture.
The Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle vision is an affordable weapon system that expands tactical mission options for revolutionary new air power as an integrated part of a system of systems solution.
Typically 80 percent of the useful life of today's combat aircraft is devoted to pilot training and proficiency flying, requiring longer design lives than would be needed to meet combat requirements.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/aircraft/ucav.htm   (2026 words)

  
 U.S.S. Yorktown--Action Report of the Battle of the Coral Sea
In the case of the Air Group each pilot and machine gunner was interrogated separately and his story was recorded immediately on his return from the attack.
This patrol attempted to intercept the enemy torpedo planes, but they were too fast for them as the VT planes were making their diving approach when sighted.
Such radio equipment would be extremely useful in all types of ship-based aircraft, (1) for rapid and secure communication with the inner air patrol, (2) to provide an additional means of aircraft identification, and (3) to provide a means of communication which is urgently necessary for the conduct of training exercises at sea.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USN/ships/logs/CV/CV5-Coral.html   (15456 words)

  
 Supersonic Air Combat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Jamnagar Air Base: 12 December 1971, 1402 hours: Two MiG-21FLs at the ORP (Operational Readiness Platform) are scrambled to set up a CAP (Combat Air Patrol) at 3 km (10,000 feet) over the airfield.
During the 1965 conflict, Bharat was posted as a Forward Air Controller (FAC) but soon after, while on a holiday in a Punjab village, met with a road accident which damaged one of his kneecaps.
Initial role of the No.47 Squadron detachment at Jamnagar was air defence of Vital Areas (VAs) and Vital Points (VPs) as also to provide short range cover for IAF Hunters and Canberras departing for and recovering from air strikes.
www.bharat-rakshak.com /IAF/History/1971War/Soni.html   (1308 words)

  
 VP-10 Patrol Squadron TEN
The history of Patrol Squadron TEN, considered to be one of the original patrol squadrons in aviation history, can be divided into two distinct periods.
In the 1930's, Patrol Squadron TEN was a forerunner in the development of long-range maritime patrol aviation scouting, surveillance, and bombing tactics.
Patrol Squadron TEN’s modern era begins with its reestablishment at NAS Jacksonville in March, 1951, flying the PB4Y “Privateer”.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/navy/vp-10.htm   (1034 words)

  
 CNN.com - The serious business of combat air patrol - Oct. 6, 2003
The missions are called combat air patrols, or CAPs, and the U.S. Air Force is flying a lot of them these days.
In fact, in the estimated 100 patrols Kid has flown, he has had only one intercept in which the pilot was forced to land.
He repeats that the CAP missions can be boring, and you get the sense it is not false fighter bravado.
www.cnn.com /2003/US/07/03/btsc.meserve.ahlers   (1171 words)

  
 Air Combat USA® - Pilot Biographies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However, when he is not flying as an Instructor Pilot for Air Combat USA® he is sailing the seas as a charter captain holding a US Coast Guard masters license for vessels up to 100 tons.
Bob was among the original air combat instructors and has flown over 3,000 missions since 1989.
Currently, when Rhon is not Flying F-16's in the Air National Guard as part of the 194th Fighter Squadron, Fresno, CA, he is an Instructor Pilot for Air Combat USA®.
www.aircombat.com /AC_Bios2.htm   (1235 words)

  
 A&A Pacific - Rules Summary - by gambit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Aircraft flying to or from a territory with a friendly air base do not have to use up one movement to go between the territory and the sea zone in which the base is situated, or is adjacent to.
Enemy air units may move through the sea zone without being stopped by the CAP or the enemy air units may engage the CAP.
CAP fighters must be landed in Phase 2 of the owner's next turn.
www.wargamer.com /axisandallies/PACIFIC/rules/aap_rules_summary_gambit.html   (1233 words)

  
 Combat Air Patrol (Third Review)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Title Combat Air Patrol (Third Review) Game Type Flight Sim Players 1 Compatibility All Company Psygnosis Submission Sami.Niromaa@sci.fi Review C.A.P. was released as a flight sim with a really revolutionary stragetic military warfare part.
In this part you face a map with all the ground troops that are present in the area and you command their advancements AND assign some air strike targets that you want to be erased...
Hornets on the other edge are used for all kinds of air to ground attacks but they can have some AA missiles in the event that the Tomcats are busy elsewhere.
www.angusm.demon.co.uk /AGDB/DBA1/CAP3.html   (395 words)

  
 Air National Guard - Homeland Defense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Our Air National Guard has partnered with Active Duty and Reserve forces to provide Combat Air Patrol, random patrols, and aircraft intercept protection for large cities and high-valued assets in response to the increased threat of terrorist groups.
While the Air National Guard has assumed the responsibility of all ground alert sites and some irregular Combat Air Patrol periods, Active Duty units have shouldered the burden of all regular "steady-state" Combat Air Patrols.
With the release of the fiscal year 2004 President's Budget, the Air National Guard received temporary funds to begin transitioning from a mobilized to a "steady state" force for fiscal years 2004 and 2005.
www.arng.army.mil /PUBLICATIONS_RESOURCES/POSTURE_STATEMENTS/2005/content/anghome.htm   (388 words)

  
 CNN.com - The burden of air defense - Jul. 3, 2003
The Air Force has flown more than 30,000 combat air patrol sorties since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
Authors of the GAO report compliment the job the service members are doing, but question whether combat air patrols are the best way to get the job done.
That's the Air Defense Identification Zone, and it is a graphic depiction of how the United States viewed the world in the Cold War era.
www.cnn.com /2003/US/07/03/f16.combat.air.patrols   (602 words)

  
 Combat air patrol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Combat air patrol (CAP) is a type of defensive for fighter aircraft in which they guard a designated either a fixed site on land ships at sea or less commonly support such as aerial tankers.
Effective CAP patterns may include positioned at both high and low altitudes as to shorten response times when the is detected.
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www.freeglossary.com /Combat_Air_Patrol   (380 words)

  
 Air Combat Patrol at Fighter Combat International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
USA based Fighter Combat International (FCI), offers air combat patrol missions to be a real air combat pilot.
FCI's air combat patrol school has been in operation since 1997 offering not only air combat patrol flying but also desert aerobatic adventure flights for participants of all ages.
This is not an air combat simulation and no flight experience is required.
www.fightercombat.com /aakw_aircombatpatrol.htm   (78 words)

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