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active air defense

Definition/Scope: (FM 1-02) Direct defensive action taken to destroy, nullify, or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air and missile threats against friendly forces and assets. It includes the use of aircraft, air defense weapons, electronic warfare, and other available weapons.



Broader Terms:

active defense
Air Defense
air defense battlefield operating systems
Force Protection

Narrower Terms:

theater missile defense

Related Terms:

air defense artillery
Identification Friend or Foe
missile defense
passive air defense


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