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point defense

The defense or protection of special vital elements and installations; e.g., command and control facilities or air bases.
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Many of the primary components (engine, radar, avionics) are American and/or British, and if it survives to the NG version, it will be a good little point-defence warplane in the $70--$80 million range.
This was followed by the Barak-2 (also known as the Barak-8), which has resulted from a joint Indo-Israeli development initiative to devise a weapon with a range of up to 70 km, although the missile can also hit targets at 500 metres from the ship, providing a useful point-defence capability.
The two super powers agreed to limit the use of ABM missiles to two point-defence systems.
Having built up an expensive arsenal of ballistic missiles, rather than face an economically-damaging arms race in the ABM missile field, Russia and America agreed in the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty to each restrict the use of ABM missiles to a single 100-weapon point-defence system.
These layers will be provided by the Raytheon Patriot point-defence system with the Lockheed Martin Pac-3 missile, and the indigenous area-defence IAI Arrow 2 (see "Where Does ABM Defence Stand?
For point-defence as opposed to area defence the US Navy adapted a British proposal to use air-to-air missiles as a short-range air defence system.
This will be able to counter air targets operating beyond the range of point-defence systems such as the Stinger.