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Anti-aircraft Artillery
Anti-aircraft
Anti-aircraft
warfare or counter-air defence is defined by NATO
NATO
as "all measures designed to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air action."[1] They include ground-and air-based weapon systems, associated sensor systems, command and control arrangements and passive measures (e.g. barrage balloons). It may be used to protect naval, ground, and air forces in any location. However, for most countries the main effort has tended to be 'homeland defence'. NATO
NATO
refers to airborne air defence as counter-air and naval air defence as anti-aircraft warfare
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Flak (other)
Flak typically refers to anti-aircraft guns, derived during World War II from the German Flugabwehrkanone, for "aircraft defence cannon". Original derived from 'Flugabwehrgeschütz' (flag). Flak may also refer to:Flak, a fictional character in Transformers Flak jacket, protective clothing worn by soldiers and others to protect themselves from debris and shrapnel Intense criticism, a metaphor derived from intense anti-aircraft gunfire; e.g. "I'll have to take the flak for my department's mistakes." "Flak", a class of the Propaganda model advanced by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky "Flat land" or "flat sandbank", as a component of Germanic language area place names, e.g
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Royal Marines
The Corps of Royal Marines
Marines
(RM) is the amphibious light infantry of the Royal Navy.[2] The Royal Marines
Marines
were formed in 1755 as the Royal Navy's infantry troops. However, the marines can trace their origins back to the formation of the English Army's "Duke of York and Albany's maritime regiment of Foot" at the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company on 28 October 1664.[3] As a highly specialised and adaptable light infantry force, the Royal Marines
Marines
are trained for rapid deployment worldwide and capable of dealing with a wide range of threats
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Barrage Balloons
A barrage balloon is a large kite balloon used to defend against aircraft attack by raising aloft cables which pose a collision risk, making the attacker's approach more difficult. The design of the kite balloon, having a shape and cable bridling which stabilise the balloon and reduce drag, meant that it could be operated in higher wind conditions than a spherical balloon. Some examples carried small explosive charges that would be pulled up against the aircraft to ensure its destruction. Barrage balloons are not practical against very high-flying aircraft, due to the weight of the long cable required.Contents1 First World War 2 Second World War2.1 Power line disruption3 Post-war nuclear weapon tests 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksFirst World War[edit] France, Germany, Italy
Italy
and the United Kingdom used barrage balloons in the First World War
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Searchlight
A searchlight (or spotlight) is an apparatus that combines an extremely luminous source (traditionally a carbon arc lamp) with a mirrored parabolic reflector to project a powerful beam of light of approximately parallel rays in a particular direction, usually constructed so that it can be swiveled about.Contents1 Military use1.1 First World War 1.2 Second World War2 Non-military use 3 See also 4 References 5 Notes 6 External linksMilitary use[edit]Russian troops use a searchlight against a Japanese night attack during the Russo-Japanese War, 1904Military helicopter with searchlightThe first use of searchlights using carbon arc technology occurred during the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.[1] The Royal Navy used searchlights in 1882 to prevent Egyptian forces from staffing artillery batteries at Alexandria
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Smoke Screen
A smoke screen is smoke released to mask the movement or location of military units such as infantry, tanks, aircraft or ships. Smoke
Smoke
screens are commonly deployed either by a canister (such as a grenade) or generated by a vehicle (such as a tank or a warship). Whereas smoke screens were originally used to hide movement from enemies' line of sight, modern technology means that they are now also available in new forms; they can screen in the infrared as well as visible spectrum of light to prevent detection by infrared sensors or viewers, and they are also available for vehicles in a superdense form used to block laser beams of enemy target designators or range finders.Contents
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Air Defense Artillery
Anti-aircraft
Anti-aircraft
warfare or counter-air defence is defined by NATO
NATO
as "all measures designed to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air action."[1] They include ground-and air-based weapon systems, associated sensor systems, command and control arrangements and passive measures (e.g. barrage balloons). It may be used to protect naval, ground, and air forces in any location. However, for most countries the main effort has tended to be 'homeland defence'. NATO
NATO
refers to airborne air defence as counter-air and naval air defence as anti-aircraft warfare
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Joint Force Air Component Commander
Joint force air component commander (JFACC) is a United States Department of Defense doctrinal term. It is pronounced "Jay-Fack". It refers to a senior officer who is responsible for the air forces within a joint force; i.e., a military force composed of forces from two or more military departments. The term "air forces" encompasses aircraft from any service not already designated to specifically support ground forces (e.g., a marine air wing as part of a MAGTF or "organic" Army aviation assets). The tool by which the JFACC tasks assets is called an air tasking order (ATO). As defined in Joint Publication 1-02, the JFACC is: "The commander within a unified command, subordinate unified command, or joint task force responsible to the establishing commander for making recommendations on the proper employment of assigned, attached, and/or made available for tasking air forces; planning and coordinating air operations; or accomplishing such operational missions as may be assigned
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Royal Navy
The Royal Navy
Navy
(RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force. Although warships were used by the English kings from the early medieval period, the first major maritime engagements were fought in the Hundred Years War
Hundred Years War
against the Kingdom of France. The modern Royal Navy
Navy
traces its origins to the early 16th century; the oldest of the UK's armed services, it is known as the Senior Service. From the middle decades of the 17th century, and through the 18th century, the Royal Navy
Navy
vied with the Dutch Navy
Navy
and later with the French Navy
Navy
for maritime supremacy. From the mid 18th century, it was the world's most powerful navy until surpassed by the United States Navy
Navy
during the Second World War
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RAF Regiment
The Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
Regiment (RAF Regt) is part of the Royal Air Force and functions as a specialist airfield defence corps founded by Royal Warrant in 1942. The RAF Regiment
RAF Regiment
is trained in CBRN
CBRN
(chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) defence, and equipped with advanced vehicles and detection measures. RAF Regiment
RAF Regiment
instructors are responsible for training all Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
personnel in basic force protection such as first aid, weapon handling and CBRN
CBRN
skills. The regiment and its members are known within the RAF as "The Regiment", "Rock Apes" or "Rocks"
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United States Air Force
Department of Defense Department of the Air ForceHeadquarters The Pentagon Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.Motto(s) "Aim High ... Fly-Fight-Win"[7] "Integrity first, Service before self, Excellence in all we do"[8]Colors Ultramarine
Ultramarine
blue, Golden yellow[9]          March The U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force
 Play (help·info)Anniversaries 18 SeptemberEngagementsSee listMexican Expedition (As Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps) World War I
World War I
(As Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps
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Anti-Aircraft Command
Command
Command
may refer to:Contents1 Computing 2 Military 3 Sports 4 Economics and politics 5 Linguistics and teaching 6 MusicComputing[edit] Command
Command
(computing), a statement in a computer language COMMAND.COM, the default operating system shell and command-l
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SHORAD
Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) is a group of anti-aircraft weapons and tactics that have to do with defense against low-altitude air threats, primarily helicopters and low-flying close air support aircraft such as the A-10 or Sukhoi Su-25. SHORAD and its complements, HIMAD
HIMAD
(High to Medium Air Defense) and THAAD
THAAD
(Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) divide air defense of the battlespace into domes of responsibility based on altitude and defensive weapon ranges.Contents1 Canada 2 United States2.1 Related military occupational specialties3 See alsoCanada[edit] The Canadian Forces Land Force Command
Canadian Forces Land Force Command
used the Air Defense Anti-Tank System [1] (ADATS) based on the M113A2 prior to its retirement from service in the early 2000s. The ADATS is considered to be the most successful SHORAD system in the world with 85% or better engagement success rate[citation needed]
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Anti-Aircraft (arcade Game)
Anti-Aircraft is a two-player arcade game by Atari, Inc, originally released in 1975. The game is sometimes referred to as Anti-Aircraft II, denoting the two-player aspect of the game.[2]Contents1 Gameplay 2 Reception 3 Legacy 4 ReferencesGameplay[edit] Planes fly overhead, either singly or in pairs, in random directions in the aircraft flight area. The object is to shoot down more planes than the player's opponent during the time limit.[3] Each player controls an anti-aircraft gun located in the lower left and right corners of the screen, respectively. A player's gun is controlled by three buttons located in each player's control station, which consists of a button for moving up, down, and firing
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Frederick Alfred Pile
General Sir Frederick Alfred Pile, 2nd Baronet, GCB, DSO, MC (14 September 1884 – 14 November 1976) was a senior British Army officer who served in both World Wars. In the Second World War
Second World War
he was General Officer Commanding Anti-Aircraft Command, one of the elements that protected Britain from aerial attack.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Commemoration 5 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Pile was born in Dublin
Dublin
as the second child of Sir Thomas Devereux Pile, 1st Baronet and his wife, Caroline Maude Nicholson,[1] Sir Thomas served as the Lord Mayor of Dublin
Dublin
from 1900 to 1901. Pile had an older sister and two younger brothers
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Union Army Balloon Corps
The Union Army Balloon Corps was a branch of the Union Army during the American Civil War, established by presidential appointee Thaddeus S. C. Lowe. It was organized as a civilian operation, which employed a group of prominent American aeronauts and seven specially built, gas-filled balloons to perform aerial reconnaissance on the Confederate States Army. Lowe was one of few veteran balloonists who was working on an attempt to make a transatlantic crossing by balloon. His efforts were interrupted by the onset of the Civil War, which broke out one week before one of his most important test flights. Subsequently, he offered his aviation expertise to the development of an air-war mechanism through the use of aerostats for reconnaissance purposes. Lowe met with U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on June 11, 1861, and proposed a demonstration with his own balloon, the Enterprise, from the lawn of the armory directly across the street from the White House
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