TERCOM


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TERCOM

[′tər‚käm]
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Until the late 1980s, accurate LACMs required sophisticated guidance and navigation technologies--stand-alone, accurate, and complex INS, TERCOM, and DSMAC--controlled through Missile Technology Control Regime auspices and thus available to only a few countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, and France.
TERCOM corrects any INS by raking periodic fixes on the terrain features (which must be areas of distinctive topography) over which the LACM is flying.
In other terms, the missile flies along a predetermined route and, at regular intervals, its TERCOM (TERrain COntour Matching) system compares the area actually overflown with a matrix of the terrain contours entered before launch to correct possible deviations.
In support of today's announcement, Jacques Macherel, president of TERCOM, Worldtalk's Switzerland distributor, had this to say: "We are pleased that the U.