suppression of enemy air defenses


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suppression of enemy air defenses

That activity which neutralizes, destroys, or temporarily degrades surface-based enemy air defenses by destructive and/or disruptive means. Also called SEAD. See also electromagnetic spectrum; electronic warfare.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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electronic warfare aircraft, along with the EA-18G Growler, EA-6B Prowler and the F-16CJ Fighting Falcon, which form the Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) triad.
"Counter-AMD" would likely be considered suppression of enemy air defenses.
Offensive counter has four elements: surface attack, fighter sweep, escort, and suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD).
That limitation is not the number of aircraft available to drop bombs but the number of aircraft and crews available to provide suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD).
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Current US Doctrine for the Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses
The exercise offers realistic combat training that prepares units for deployments, including training for the suppression of enemy air defenses, air to air combat, close air support, combat search and rescue, and time sensitive large force strikes.
We were flying Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) missions.
Trial Hammer, for example, will take place this month, and it will be the first-ever NATO demonstration focused on suppression of enemy air defenses. Another effort focused on interoperability of intelligence systems will take place in April, under sponsorship of the Joint Forces Command.
This was also the first time the trial would include suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD).