【2月15日】看軍聞學英語

青年日報社
青年日報

作者:刀客

原文:

The U.S. Air Force may only want a handful of light attack aircraft, but U.S. Special Operations Command now appears to want at least 75.

According to a new solicitation posted on the government's acquisition and awards website, SOCOM plans to host an industry day event seeking ‘Armed Overwatch’aircraft for its units.

‘Armed Overwatch will provide Special Operations Forces (SOF) deployable and sustainable manned aircraft systems fulfilling Close Air Support (CAS), Precision Strike, and SOF Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) in austere and permissive environments, ’ according to the request.

中譯:

美空軍或許只想要幾架輕型攻擊機而已,但美國特戰司令部目前看來至少需要75架。

根據政府採購暨決標網站的1則招標公告,美特戰司令部計畫替所屬單位辦理武裝掩護機的招商作業。

依該招商需求,這項武裝掩護機採購案將提供特戰部隊可部署且耐用的載人戰機系統,以在嚴峻且許可作戰環境執行空中密接支援、精準打擊和特戰情監偵作業。

※close air support:

Air strikes by aircraft against hostile targets in proximity to friendly forces, which requires detailed integration of each air mission with fire and movement of these forces.

※overwatch:

A force protection tactic in which one small unit or military vehicle supports another while it is executing fire and movement tactics.

例句:

An ideal overwatch position provides unobstructed lines of fire.

良好的掩護位置有利火線打擊通暢無阻。

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