point defense


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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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2] (and sensors) also provide warning for passive defense measures and point defense through the PAC-2 or -3.
Further advancement in laser technology has resulted in the Mobile THEL (MTHEL) as a point defense weapon that can be displaced to a base, key operational node, or population center to engage and destroy RAM threats for force protection.
Its primary mission, Kosnilk explained, is to provide light, mobile, in-port, short-term point defense for Navy ships, aircraft and other high-value assets in locations where U.
When we first started coming, we concentrated on point defense.
The missile defense segment includes technologies such as radar and missiles to detect, track, and defeat enemy missiles through a network or point defense.
No ally has a missile shielding capability beyond basic point defense, and all rely on the United States to provide upper-tier protection of forward deployed multinational forces.