Military abrieviation for Close Air Support.
CAS runs are usually made by gunship helicopters, the first CAS runs were made with UH-1 Iroquois Huey helicopters fitted with rocket pods and grenade launchers, the AH-1 Cobra series helicopter has been used from vietnam to current date for CAS roles.
Other helicopters can provide CAS, AH-6 littlebirds, AH-64 Apaches and AH-60 Blackhawk gunships can be used to provide CAS.
Note the lettering in the chopper names, the H mean helicopter, A means assault/attack, U means utility/transport.
"We got a Cobra inbound on a CAS run to light up the tree line, after all the FFARs have hit we move in."
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