military operation area

military operation area (MOA)

military operation area (MOA)
An airspace of defined dimensions established to segregate certain military activities from IFR (instrument flight rules) traffic and to identify, for VFR (visual flight rules) traffic, where military training activities are conducted. MOAs are depicted on sectional, VFR terminal area, and en route low-altitude charts.
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From 1989 to 1998, the Indonesian government designated Aceh as a Military Operation Area, with thousands of troops assigned to defeat the armed independence force.
It also engaged in field action and provided medical and health services in military operation areas including that of Mount Chmbi.
The decision will not bring about changes in the implementation of law and policies in force in the country, including those concerning military operation areas and border buffer zones, the same source specifies.
Already there has been IDPs from the military operation areas or the areas where the terrorists have played frequent havocs.

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