Theater Air Missile Defense
Definition/Scope: (FM 44-100) Theater missile defense protects the force and critical assets from attack by theater missiles, which include ballistic missiles, cruise missiles (CMs), and air-to-surface missiles (ASM). Air and missile defense includes both offensive and defensive actions. Effective control and use of airspace directly influence the outcome of campaigns and battles. Commanders consider airspace and the apportionment of air power in planning and supporting their operations.
Broader Terms:air defense artillery
Narrower Terms:Anti-theater Ballistic Missile
Related Terms:Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration