Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and by Agency of the Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff

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D. true airspeed — Equivalent airspeed corrected for error due to air density (altitude and temperature). airspeed indicator — (*) An instrument which displays the indicated airspeed of the aircraft derived from inputs of pitot and static pressures. air staging unit — (*) A unit situated at an airfield and concerned with reception, handling, servicing, and preparation for departure of aircraft and control of personnel and cargo. air station — (*) In photogrammetry, the point in space occupied by the camera lens at the moment of exposure.

Antiterrorism — Defensive measures used to reduce the vulnerability of individuals and property to terrorist acts, to include limited response and containment by local military and civilian forces. Also called AT. See also counterterrorism; proactive measures; terrorism. 2) 40 JP 1-02 As Amended Through 16 October 2006 antiwatching device — A device fitted in a moored mine which causes it to sink should it show on the surface, so as to prevent the position of the mine or minefield being disclosed.

See also air sovereignty. airspace control — See airspace control in the combat zone. (JP 3-52) airspace control area — Airspace that is laterally defined by the boundaries of the operational area. The airspace control area may be subdivided into airspace control sectors. airspace control authority — (*) The commander designated to assume overall responsibility for the operation of the airspace control system in the airspace control area. Also called ACA. See also airspace control; airspace control area; airspace control system; control; operation.

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