aerospace defense

Related to aerospace defense: Aerospace Defense Command

aerospace defense

1. All defensive measures designed to destroy or nullify attacking enemy aircraft and missiles and also negate hostile space systems.
2. An inclusive term encompassing air defense, ballistic missile defense, and space defense. See also air defense; space defense.
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TEHRAN (FNA)- Units of the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces, taking part in an exercise outside Kaliningrad, placed S-300 air-defense missile systems in operational readiness and locked on targets at different heights, the Defense Ministry Press-Service and Information Directorate announced.

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