altitude intercept

altitude intercept

[′al·tə‚tüd ′in·tər‚sept]
(engineering)

altitude difference

The difference between computed and observed altitudes, or between precomputed and sextant altitude. Also called altitude intercept.
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During the test in early September, the Aegis Fire Control System launched and guided an SM-6 missile Extended Range Active Missile (ERAM) to a successful low altitude intercept of a target drone.
The missile performed a long-range, high altitude intercept of an AQM-37 drone and successfully demonstrated the missile's guidance, fuzing, and warhead performance.
The new Multimode seeker gives Patriot higher firepower, improved performance against advanced aircraft and cruise missiles, and expanded defended area coverage and higher altitude intercepts against Tactical Ballistic Missiles.