Forward Area Air Defense Engagement Zone
Definition/Scope: (FM 44-100) An area of forward area air defense (FAAD) deployment that may fall within a missile engagement zone. It is also possible that some areas may be solely defended by FAAD assets. A forward area air defense engagement zone can be established to define the airspace within which these assets will operate. Because centralized control over short-range air defense weapons may not be possible, these areas must be clearly defined and promulgated so that friendly aircraft can avoid them.
Broader Terms:Air Defense
Related Terms:High-Density Airspace Control Zone