area air defense commander


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area air defense commander

Within a unified command, subordinate unified command, or joint task force, the commander will assign overall responsibility for air defense to a single commander. Normally, this will be the component commander with the preponderance of air defense capability and the command, control, and communications capability to plan and execute integrated air defense operations. Representation from the other components involved will be provided, as appropriate, to the area air defense commander's headquarters. Also called AADC.
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The deputy area air defense commander chairs the joint theater air and missile defense board, a process complementary to the ATO that recommends and executes changes to the defense design.
The Area Air Defense Commander System is a planning software tool to help plot the location of air-defense assets in the theater.
Navy's Area Air Defense Commander (AADC) system, already fielded onboard naval vessels.
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