small austere airfield

small austere airfield

Unsophisticated airfield, usually with a short runway, that is limited in one or a combination of the following: taxiway systems, ramp space, security, materials handling equipment, aircraft servicing, maintenance, navigation aids, weather observing sensors, and communications. Also called SAAF. See also airfield.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Engineer Technical Letter 01-6 (published jointly by the Army and Air Force) defines the standards for which small austere airfields (SAAFs) are built.