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space defense

All defensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy vehicles (including missiles) while in space, or to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of such attack. See also aerospace defense.
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The meeting in Moscow has also discussed the conceptual approaches for the development of air and space defense cooperation, strengthening of the united air defense system, engineering support for the armed forces of the CIS countries.
He said the Defense Minister ordered a fresh round of drills early Monday that involve space defense forces, long-range and transport aviation, as well as combined air and anti-missile defense forces of Russia's Western Military District.
The fragments of the aircraft landed in water 775 miles west of Wellington Island in Chile's south, the Russian military Air and Space Defense Forces said in a statement carried by the country's news agencies.
Zelin said that by 2020 Russia would create its own new air and space defense.
Examining space defense from different vantage points, three of the papers detail the rise of Soviet space power, China's space program, and the contributions of women to America's astronaut corps.
While we no longer have to worry about a full-scale nuclear attack from a now-defunct Soviet Union, the Bush officials contend that we do need a space defense to protect us from missile attack by "rogue states" and terrorists.
11, called the lack of space defense ''an attractive candidate for a space Pearl Harbor'' -- a reference to Japan's sneak attack on Hawaii in December 1941.
Ultimately, Ronald Reagan's Space Defense Initiative (Star Wars) program bankrupted the Soviet Union when it attempted to make its missiles invulnerable to the SDI concept.
A newly-completed Space Defense Operations Center (SPADOC) Block 4 upgrade at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex is expected to greatly enchance US ability to rapidly detect and assess space-based threats.
One reason Ronald Reagan's vision of a space defense has seemed so dangerous is that any space weapon capable of destroying a rocket in its boost phase would also be capable of launching a surprise attack on an unprepared enemy.
Symmetricom's Timing, Test and Measurement Division is structured to support three primary business initiatives: Space Defense and Avionics (SDA), Time & Frequency Solutions, including GPS instrumentation, bus level cards and atomic standards, and IP network-based time servers and products for enterprise markets.
Coleman Federal provides information technology, missile, air and space defense services to the U.