Passive Air Defense Law and Legal Definition

Passive air defense means air defense by the application of deception, dispersion, or protective construction. It is used to fight the danger of enemy airpower without actively attacking aircraft. It is taken to minimize the effectiveness of hostile air and missile threats against friendly forces and assets. It includes all measures other than active air defense. These measures include camouflage, concealment, deception, dispersion, reconstitution, redundancy, detection and warning systems, and the use of protective construction.