air surveillance

noun

Definition of air surveillance

: the systematic scanning of a portion of the airspace especially by electronic or visual means to detect and track flying aircraft or missiles

First Known Use of air surveillance

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Air surveillance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20surveillance. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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