Air defense identification zone (ADIZ) means an area of airspace over land or water in which the ready identification, location, and control of all aircraft (except for Department of Defense and law enforcement aircraft) is required in the interest of national security.
Airspace of defined dimensions within which the ready identification, location, and control of airborne vehicles are required. Also called ADIZ.
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Air Defense Identification Zone has been defined 3 different ways in documents like Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, Title 14, Part 99, Subpart A, Ballistic Missile Defense, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms.
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