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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Yet the smaller and more efficient laser systems become, the more likely it is that militaries will look to use them for point defense or for protecting expeditionary ground, naval, and air assets.
The Khmeimim air base is provided with purely point defense (all infrastructure facilities of the base are protected).
The new committees for Operation Highland Warrior are access control point defense, search and attack, convoy reaction, cordon and search, squad live-fire ambush, and quick-reaction-force operations.
The case was finally cleared to go to trial in late April, at which point defense attorneys filed for an emergency review by an appellate court.
The requirement for point defense, or self-defense, of frigate type ships coexisted with the requirement for land- and naval-based area defense to protect groups of objects like deployed ground units or a group of ships.
(57.) [C.sup.2] (and sensors) also provide warning for passive defense measures and point defense through the PAC-2 or -3.
Those components relate to what is known as point defense: a collaboration of highly developed radar, infrared sensors, interceptor missiles and so on, which would protect specific targets against incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles.
1 point defense equipment, as this is the Common Military List of the European Union (2018 / C 098/01) ML4.b.2 paragraph (Equipment having all of the following characteristics: 1.
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
We've put it to maritime use and now PCs have a quick point defense capability," McLane said.