Deep strike can be defined as: “armed operations undertaken to neutralise or destroy targets that may be fixed or mobile, personnel or facilities, military or civil beyond the reach of conventional military units”. This definition does not exclude recourse to special military units undertaking operations in enemy territory. Nevertheless, in this report, we consider the possibility of reaching a target several hundred kilometres behind the zone of direct contact between allied armed forces and those of the enemy. We therefore necessarily exclude those operations conducted at this level which could be considered as fire support operations or those contributing to air defence suppression missions.
Long Range Strikes in 2025
Recherches & Documents n°01/2012
Bruno Gruselle, February 29, 2012