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Definition of the noun air defense
What does air defense mean as a name of something?
- 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
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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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
by Alan J. K. Sanders
AIR DEFENSE. The focus of aviation development moved from the civil aircraft used by the Mongolian airline MIAT to military aircraft in 1932, when anticommunist rebellions broke out in central Mongolia (Arkhangai, Övörkhangai, Zavkhan, ...
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 ...
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 ...
D-Day Encyclopedia (2014)
Everything You Want to Know About the Normandy Invasion by Barrett Tillman
Fighter Command was redesignated Air Defense Great Britain (ADGB) in November 1943, and several squadrons were transferred to the newly established Second Tactical Air Force. RAF participation in Overlord included Nos. 83 and 84 ...
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 ...
by Jerold E. Brown
AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY The origins of the U.S. Army's Air Defense Artillery can be traced...
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