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Definition of the noun air defense

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noun

  1. defensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy aircraft or missiles or to nullify their effectiveness
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic terms: defence / defense / defensive measure = military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
    • more specific terms:
      • active air defense = air defense by the use aircraft or missiles or artillery or electronic countermeasures
      • passive air defense = air defense by the use of deception or dispersion or protective construction

Phrases with Air Defense

  1. active air defense
  2. passive air defense

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Air Defense

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Google previewDictionary of Military Terms and Acronyms (2011)

by Us Department Of Defense

See also active air defense; aerospace defense; passive air defense. (JP 3-01) air defense area — 1. overseas — A specifically defined airspace for which air defense must be planned and provided. 2. United States — Airspace of defined ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

American Academy of Dentists; American Academy of Dermatology; AntiAircraft Division; Armored Automobile Detachment; Army Air Defense aada anti-aircraft defended area AADA Advanced Air Depot Area; American Academy of Dramatic ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Military History (2004)

by James C. Bradford

Air defense systems consist of detecting, tracking, communicating, controlling, intercepting, and neutralizing manned and unmanned air-breathing weapons, in particular aircraft and cruise missiles, whereas space defense systems employ the ...

Google previewFiber Optics Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin Weik

air defense command—control— communications network: All the facilities and equipment used to integrate the operations of the passive detection systems, the active detection systems, and the weapon ...

Google previewCommunications Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin Weik

air defense command -control-communications (C3) network: All the facilities and equipment used to integrate the operations of the passive detection systems, the active detection ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Homeland Security and Defense (2006)

by Margaret R. O'Leary

air defense All defensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy aircraft or missiles in the earth's envelope of atmosphere, or to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of such attack. See also ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the U.S. Army (2001)

by Jerold E. Brown

AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY The origins of the U.S. Army's Air Defense Artillery can be traced...

Google previewThe New Weapons of the World Encyclopedia (2007)

An International Encyclopedia from 5000 B.C. to the 21st Century by Diagram Group

Air defense missiles offer protection to ground troops against attacking aircraft, and some can be used against other missiles. The three main varieties extend from large, permanently-sited missiles, through vehicle-transportable systems to ...

Google previewBorder Disputes: A Global Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2015)

A Global Encyclopedia by Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly

An air defense identification zone (ADIZ) created by China triggered a dispute about jurisdiction in the airspace above the East China Sea. China's ADIZ overlapped with a Japanese ADIZ above islands disputed by China, Japan, and Taiwan.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Air Intelligence (2009)

by Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

Air Force codename for a series of signals intelligence collection missions flown outside Soviet airspace during the Cold War to monitor air defense emissions. On 5 June 1969, the sole RC-135E, specially converted with a ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the United States Navy (2011)

by Patricia M. Kearns

AIR DEFENSE WARNING CONDITIONS. The degree of air raid probability indicated by color codes: air defense warning white, attack improbable; air defense warning yellow, attack by hostile aircraft and/or missiles probable; air defense ...

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Small photo of KUBINKA, MOSCOW OBLAST, RUSSIA - JUN 15, 2015: International military-technical forum ARMY-2015 in military-Patriotic park. Canoniac launcher air defense S-300 (NATO reporting name SA-10 Grumble)Small photo of Canoniac launcher air defense fighting positionSmall photo of Car Sword - Base Air Defense missile systems open to visitors tactical combat aircraft in Hsinchu, Taiwan. In November 19, 2015Small photo of Container with missiles and radar antenna of the air defense systemSmall photo of All around antenna of the air defense complex, made of phased array technology, on a rotating platformSmall photo of Air defense mobile radar armored vehicle on positionSmall photo of All around antenna of the air defense complex, made of phased array technology, on a rotating platform More...

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