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pas·sive air de·fense

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  1. passive air defensenoun

    air defense by the use of deception or dispersion or protective construction


  1. passive air defense

    Passive air defense refers to a range of non-combat strategies, tactics, techniques, or actions expressly intended to lessen the likelihood of suffering damage or destruction from aerial or missile attacks. These may include camouflage, fortification, dispersion of forces, constant movement or relocation, blackout and radio silence. In comparison to active air defense, which involves direct action against attacking aircraft or missiles, passive air defense is more about pre-emptive and preventative measures.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. passive air defense

    All measures, other than active air defense, taken to minimize the effectiveness of hostile air and missile threats against friendly forces and assets. These measures include camouflage, concealment, deception, dispersion, reconstitution, redundancy, detection and warning systems, and the use of protective construction. See also air defense; concealment, deception, dispersion.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of passive air defense in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of passive air defense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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