The
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Air defense area

Air defense area

1. overseas — A specifically defined airspace for which air defense must be planned and provided.  

2. United States — Airspace of defined dimensions designated by the appropriate agency within which the ready control of airborne vehicles is required in the interest of national security during an air defense emergency.

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