attack heading


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attack heading

[ə′tak ′hed·iŋ]
(navigation)
The interceptor heading during the attack phase which will achieve the desired track-crossing angle.
The assigned magnetic-compass heading to be flown by aircraft during the delivery phase of an air strike.
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The section entered the target area from the west at 6,100 feet, identified the target (two smudge pots appearing as a single-point light source) and circled the target once to set up for a 360-degree final attack heading for practice 30-degree dive deliveries.
The suspect ran off after the attack heading towards Central Station.
The targeteers began working mitigation and attack headings on [a heavy strike] just in case.