air defense


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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. Also called AD. See also active air defense; aerospace defense; passive air defense.
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Noun1.air defense - defensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy aircraft or missiles or to nullify their effectivenessair defense - defensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy aircraft or missiles or to nullify their effectiveness
defense, defensive measure, defence - (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"
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
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He also emphasized that Lithuania has already taken concrete steps in developing a ground-based air defense system, and acquired the Norwegian-US mid-range air defense system NASAMS.
The neccesary quantity [of air defense systems] can be supplied on a priority basis, it will not require additional burden for the defense insdustry," the chairman of the Russian upper house defense and security committee, Viktor Ozerov said, Sputnik reported.
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Committee for Air Defense at the CIS Council of Defense Ministers, Wednesday.
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Country: USASector: Air TransportTarget: Air 1 Flight Support IncBuyer: Tactical Air Defense Services IncType: Corporate acquisitionFinancing: All-stockStatus: ExclusivityComment: LoI
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