NationStates Jolt Archive


Top Gunners
12-07-2007, 02:54
Noting that the borders of many nations' airspace remain unguarded by aircraft

Noting that aircraft can often enter and exit a nations airspace without being identified

Noting that this lack of security increases the risk of terrorist attack and other acts of war

Creates an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) around all nations borders

Noting that a nation's Air Force will be in charge of patrolling the ADIZ

Noting that the nation provide the necessary man power and equipment to patrol the ADIZ

Noting that all inbound traffic will follow the following procedures before passing through the ADIZ:

-Establish communications with a ground station 10nm before entering the ADIZ and state who they are, where they are, and what their intentions are
-Enter the code given to the aircraft by the ground station on the aircraft's transponder
-Remain in constant communication with the ground station

Noting that if an aircraft fails to follow these procedures it will be intercepted by the patrolling aircraft

Noting that the intercepting aircraft must attempt to establish communications with the inbound aircraft

Noting if verbal communication fails, the intercepting aircraft will attempt to establish communications using visual signals

Noting if the inbound aircraft fails to respond to both the verbal and visual signals, the interceptor can take any action deemed necessary to eliminate a threat to national security
12-07-2007, 04:17
Firstly, simply stylistically, this is kind of weird-looking...generally preambulatory actions like "noting that" do not specify actions to be taken so much as reasons for creating something.

Secondly, this would put enormous costs on states to enforce, which is not something I think will be very popular...apparently it calls for a constantly-airborne interception force around the whole border of a member state, among other issues...

We cannot support this kind of resolution.
12-07-2007, 04:28
You can't force nations, especially young nations, to put AA defences at their boarders.
St Edmundan Antarctic
12-07-2007, 16:07
OOC: Apart from its other flaws, this proposal totally ignores the possibility that some nations might be firmly allied to their neighbours -- so that only the outer borders of their entire Alliance would even potentially need such protection -- and the existence within the NSUN Multiverse of various nations that (a) lack the necesary technology for such matters, (b) occupy complete planets (or other astronomical bodies, or artificial habitats) so that their airspace simply doesn't have any borders except that with outer space (so that the proposed defence systems would have to cover their entire surfaces, and do so with 'air' forces at an altitude of 10nm even though using 'space' forces at a greater distance would probably be better!), or (c) are completely underwater so that they simply don't have any airspace in the first place...