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  • adj. fired from the ground at an aircraft in flight, or at an incoming missile


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  • Passengers still can't perform multiple tasks simultaneously on their devices or stream video as smoothly as they can on the ground, but they can expect steady improvement in this area as the airlines and Internet service providers work together to improve ground-to-air service.

    Airlines Promise: It Will Get Better

  • A Western security contractor who examined photographs of the storage site estimated it contained enough ammunition to enable "an insurgent or an al Qaeda-type group to wage a ground-to-air war" and sufficient explosives to plant roadside bombs every 10 miles along Libya's 1,100-mile coastline.

    Libyans Loot Weapons From Desert Cache

  • In addition to the F-16s, Iraq is requesting ground-based air defense systems including ground-to-air missiles and large guns that would be tied to a radar and integrated command-and-control system.

    U.S. Set to Sell Fighters to Iraq

  • The U.S. is moving ground-to-air missile defenses to Hawaii as tensions escalate between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea's recent moves to restart its nuclear-weapon program and resume test-firing long-range missiles.

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: June 19, 2009

  • A powerful Afghan insurgent leader and a man identified as Osama Bin Laden's financial adviser purchased ground-to-air missiles from North Korea in 2005, according to an uncorroborated U.S. intelligence report released by Wikileaks on Sunday.

    Wikileaks documents: N. Korea sold missiles to al-Qaeda, Taliban

  • Though classified documents released by WikiLeaks claim North Korea supplied the Taliban with ground-to-air missiles, these weapons are rarely used against NATO forces.

    The Guardian: Taliban's Civilian Casualties Are Petraeus's Problem

  • OSLO, Norway -- Military and police helicopters buzzed the skies above Oslo, armed police officers stood at street corners and a ground-to-air missile defense system was installed outside town to protect against air attacks: The Norwegian capital Thursday was reminiscent of an armed camp, rather than the sedate city that honors men and women fighting for peace.

    Obama's Peace Prize Visit Brings Guns, Snipers To Oslo

  • The Pentagon also deployed other wide-ranging air defense and ground-to-air missile systems.

    Spoken from the Heart

  • The Secret Service was concerned about the possibility of terrorists with shoulder-launched ground-to-air missiles, and wanted AF-1 out of range quickly.


  • The integration of ground-to-air defenses into the ground units is a telling example of how comprehensive the Wever doctrine was.



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