January 26, 2022
Air Interdiction is the use of aircraft to attack tactical ground targets that are not in proximity to friendly ground forces. Unlike close air support, interdiction does not directly support ground operations and is not closely coordinated with friendly ground troops. And unlike strategic bombing, air interdiction is not intended to be an independent air campaign; its primary objective is to enable ground operations by attacking enemy supply and reinforcement lines, not defeating the enemy through air power alone. They differ from interceptors in that they attack ground targets and not other aircraft.