area defense


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area defense

[′er·ē·ə di′fens]
(ordnance)
A defense against air attack organized to protect an area, as distinguished from a point defense or line defense.
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The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic target while PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) near simultaneously destroyed a short range ballistic missile and a low flying cruise missile target.
The facility's accomplishments since opening in 1994 have included assembling the Boost Vehicle-Plus for the Missile Defense Agency's Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, producing 15 test vehicles for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system and producing case assemblies for Paveway III (BLU-109) munitions for the U.
The Lockheed Martin Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) weapon system performed a successful intercept of an incoming missile during a test firing at the Pacific Missile Range facility in Kauai, Hawaii.
to begin production of 143 infrared seekers for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system program, designed to defend U.
We had very candid and free discussions over the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) issue," Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Liu Jianchao was quoted as telling reporters in Seoul after a meeting with his South Korean counterpart Lee Kyung-soo.
6 million fixed-price contract for the manufacture and delivery of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense or THAAD ground components.
June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) developed by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne successfully positioned a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor that successfully destroyed an incoming Short Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM) in the low endo-atmosphere.
The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) radar from Raytheon recently underwent a test flight by the Missile Defense Agency resulting in the successful intercept of a unitary target over the Pacific Ocean.
Program/Project -- Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Project Management Office
Space Command to temporarily send the Theater High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) radar to Japan in part because of the cost involved.

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