suppression of enemy air defenses

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suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD)

Those activities which neutralize, destroy, or temporarily degrade enemy air defenses in a specific area through physical attack, deception, and electronic warfare (EW).
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In his book, Setting the Context: Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses and Joint War Fighting in an Uncertain World, Lt Col James R.
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Most experts, however, agree the future Air Force will be a mix of both manned and unmanned aircraft, with the remote planes doing dirty details like flying into chemical contaminated environments, and long endurance reconnaissance and suppression of enemy air defenses missions.
The AOC will sponsor a NATO Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) Conference on December 16-17, 2003, at the NATO School in Oberammagau, Germany.
Our diverse and parallel campaigns--strategic attack, interdiction, close air support, SEAD (suppression of enemy air defenses), scud hunting, and information operations--have and will continue to enable maneuver, maritime and Special Operations forces to operate under an umbrella of air dominance throughout the theater.
To this end, this article will examine various air operations--intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD); and counterair--to establish the disruptive impact of UAVs, if any.
The exercise focused on practicing and evaluating tactics for air operations, with emphasis on the suppression of enemy air defenses and electronic warfare.
The Wild Weasel lineage for the suppression of enemy air defenses started in March 1965.
The only weapons the EA -18G will carry are the High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) for suppression of enemy air defenses and the AIM-120C Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) for self-defense.
With large onboard inventories of such weapons, the SSGN can perform this function over and over again--and did, as we executed this joint suppression of enemy air defenses (JSEAD) CONOPS in the Air Force Future Capabilities Game.
Although five aircraft dropped 20 percent of all bombs over Kosovo, they could only be deployed during the second week of the war following suppression of enemy air defenses."