ground-controlled intercept radar

ground-controlled intercept radar

[′grau̇nd kən‚trōld ′in·tər‚sept ‚rā‚där]
(engineering)
A radar system by means of which a controller may direct an aircraft to make an interception of another aircraft. Abbreviated GCI radar.
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