point defense


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point defense

The defense or protection of special vital elements and installations; e.g., command and control facilities or air bases.
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The Khmeimim air base is provided with purely point defense (all infrastructure facilities of the base are protected).
2] (and sensors) also provide warning for passive defense measures and point defense through the PAC-2 or -3.
Point defense could cover select areas up to a radius of thirty miles.
These corvettes will probably have a potent anti-ship missile capability with an adequate point defense missile system and incorporating advanced stealth technologies.
John McCain, chair of the US Senate armed services committee, James Clapper, director of US national intelligence, warned that Chinese land reclamation and construction work in the Spratlys, parts of which are also claimed by the Philippines, had established infrastructure needed to project military capabilities in the South China Sea beyond that which is required for point defense of its outposts Based on the pace and scope of construction at these outposts, China will be able to deploy a range of offensive and defensive military capabilities and support increased CCG (Chinese Coast Guard) presence beginning in 2016
Further advancement in laser technology has resulted in the Mobile THEL (MTHEL) as a point defense weapon that can be displaced to a base, key operational node, or population center to engage and destroy RAM threats for force protection.
It includes a menu of lethal and non-lethal capabilities for conducting raids, reconnaissance, crowd control, point defense and force protection missions.
When we first started coming, we concentrated on point defense.