air interception


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air interception

The process by which a friendly aircraft is directed to make visual or electronic contact with another aircraft. An aircraft is generally guided in this process by ground-based radar(s). However, this guidance also may be given by an airborne aircraft or by broadcast control. See air-intercept zone.
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