Active Air Defense
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Active Air Defense

Direct defensive actions taken to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air action. It includes such measures as the use of aircraft, air defense weapons, weapons not used primarily in an air defense role and electronic warfare.

Active Air Defense

Direct defensive action taken to destroy, nullify, or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air and missile threats against friendly forces and assets.

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Active Air Defense has been defined 2 different ways in documents like Ballistic Missile Defense, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms.

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