passive air defense


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passive air defense

All measures, other than active air defense, taken to minimize the effectiveness of hostile air and missile threats against friendly forces and assets. These measures include camouflage, concealment, deception, dispersion, reconstitution, redundancy, detection and warning systems, and the use of protective construction. See also air defense; concealment, deception, dispersion.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Noun1.passive air defense - air defense by the use of deception or dispersion or protective construction
air defense - defensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy aircraft or missiles or to nullify their effectiveness
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défense aérienne passive
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