air defense artillery


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air defense artillery

Weapons and equipment for actively combating air targets from the ground. Also called ADA.
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Air defense artillery liaison officers--when working with or within an integrated air defense system--should take an active role to address threats to the maneuver force, suggest UAV-specific rules of engagement when there is a reliable ability to distinguish unmanned platforms, ensure criteria for "hostile act" and "hostile intent" specifically address UAVs and are written in terms any soldier can understand.
During the first Gulf War, he was senior air defense artillery adviser to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, and while on active duty he received the Army Master Parachutist Badge and Army Air Crew Badge (for more than 750 hours in US Strategic Command's EC-135s).
Whereas air defense artillery and defensive air formations used radio to communicate voice commands to cue their fires on incoming enemy planes, jets and rockets moving at supersonic speeds required information exchanges that supported not only the commander's decisionmaking but also the pilots engaged in the fight.
The individual award winner was Specialist Shaunta Cain of B Battery, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery, in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Advanced missile systems, radar units, air defense artillery and interceptor and fighter jets will be used in the maneuvers, it added, according to the statement.
Artillery: This category includes field and air defense artillery, mortars, rocket launchers and recoilless rifles--100 mm and over; FROG launchers--100mm and over.
Mississippi 1-204th Air Defense Artillery Battalion motto "First to Fire Last to Leave"
Army's 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Unit (B-5-5) based out of Fort Lewis, Wash.
While in Iraq, Zelonis is assigned to Camp Victory as the acting supply officer of HHB 5-5 Air Defense Artillery Command, providing defense for 50,000 Joint Forces.
Cameron Mayes, from the 52nd Air Defense Artillery, prepares to enter the gas chamber on Camp Casey.
In March 2008, the Greece Detachment deployed to Souda Bay, Greece in support of 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery.
In the United States, air defense artillery and missiles were historically in the Army, but most air defense was comprised of the Air Force's fighter aircraft deployed in the states near U.

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