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surface-to-air

adj
(Military) of or relating to a missile launched from the surface of the earth against airborne targets

sur′face-to-air′



adj.
(of a missile) capable of traveling from the surface of the earth to a target in the atmosphere.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.surface-to-air - operating from or designed to be launched from the ground against an airborne target; "surface-to-air missiles"
air-to-air - operating between or launched from or involving rockets or aircraft in flight; "air-to-air missiles"; "air-to-air communications"
air-to-ground, air-to-surface - operating from or designed to be fired from aircraft at targets on the ground; "air-to-surface missiles"
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Mobile surface-to-air missiles will be deployed in case of attacks from the air."
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