active air defense


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active air defense

Direct defensive action taken to destroy, nullify, or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air and missile threats against friendly forces and assets. It includes the use of aircraft, air defense weapons, electronic warfare, and other available weapons. See also air defense.
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Noun1.active air defense - air defense by the use aircraft or missiles or artillery or electronic countermeasuresactive air defense - air defense by the use aircraft or missiles or artillery or electronic countermeasures
air defense - defensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy aircraft or missiles or to nullify their effectiveness
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The JIC envisioned a holistic approach to countering air and missile threats across six broad mission areas: common battlespace awareness and understanding, C2 and battle management, OCA attack operations, active air defense, passive air defense, and joint logistics.
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