joint theater missile defense


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joint theater missile defense

The integration of joint force capabilities to destroy enemy theater missiles in flight or prior to launch or to otherwise disrupt the enemy's theater missile operations through an appropriate mix of mutually supportive passive missile defense; active missile defense; attack operations; and supporting command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence measures. Enemy theater missiles are those that are aimed at targets outside the continental United States. Also called JTMD.
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5, Doctrine for Joint Theater Missile Defense, 22 February 1996, I-4, https://www.
As funded, the CEC is slated for surface ships and the E-2C, although the Navy has been investigating interfaces to the USAF's E-3 AWACS, the Army's Patriot missile batteries and the Marine Corps's TPS-59 Hawk missile batteries as part of a joint theater missile defense initiative.
5, Doctrine for Joint Theater Missile Defense, which defines four operational elements of theater missile defense: passive defense; active defense; attack operations; and command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence ([C.

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