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surface-to-air

Definitions

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  • adjective of a missile fired from the ground, or from a ship, at an aircraft in flight, or at an incoming missile

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  • adjective operating from or designed to be launched from the ground against an airborne target

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Examples

  • If a no-fly zone is imposed, the U.S. and its allies would, as a likely first step, destroy at least some of Libya's air defenses, composed mainly of Russian-built SA-6 surface-to-air missile sites, and radar installations.

    U.S. Debates Libya Action

  • The MIM-104 Patriot is a surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, the primary of its kind used by the United States Army and several allied nations.

    Matthew Yglesias » A Piece of the Action

  • "But of course, if there is just one surface-to-air missile that is of a decent enough range, and is active, then that does present a threat."

    US Military Planners Consider No-Fly Zone Over Libya

  • And these systems would be particularly effective if Libyan rebel forces simultaneously employ shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, which are best against low-flying targets.

    No-Fly Zone, No Problem

  • Gadhafi's helicopters pose a more serious threat to rebels, who have no air power and limited surface-to-air defenses.

    U.S. Debates Libya Action

  • It is very, very complicated and it will be expensive and possibly dangerous because the Libyans have - at least on paper - at least 200 surface-to-air missiles, some of them very capable, older systems, particularly the Soviet SA-6.

    US Military Planners Consider No-Fly Zone Over Libya

  • "But of course, if there is just one surface-to-air missile that is of a decent enough range, and is active, then that does present a threat."

    US Military Planners Consider No-Fly Zone Over Libya

  • Who do you think will be taking out Gaddafi's surface-to-air missiles and other antiaircraft infrastructure?

    That U.N. no-fly zone

  • It is very, very complicated and it will be expensive and possibly dangerous because the Libyans have - at least on paper - at least 200 surface-to-air missiles, some of them very capable, older systems, particularly the Soviet SA-6.

    US Military Planners Consider No-Fly Zone Over Libya

  • Libyan aircraft violating the no-fly zone could be intercepted using ships armed with SM-2 surface-to-air missiles and fighter aircraft armed with AIM-120 air-to-air missiles, which can hit targets beyond visual range.

    No-Fly Zone, No Problem

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