stern attack

stern attack

[′stərn ə‚tak]
(aerospace engineering)
In air intercept, an attack by an interceptor aircraft which terminates with a heading crossing angle of 45° or less.

stern attack

An attack by an aircraft from the rear quarter of a target aircraft with a crossing angle of 45° or less.
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Since then the Cupertino-based firm had come under stern attack over the alternative release.
Boelcke enhanced this technical advantage to optimize what would become basic offensive fighter tactics--dives out of the sun for a surprise stern attack from the closest range possible.
Summary: The Syrian independent AlWatan newspaper on Tuesday launched a stern attack against Egypt.
Wenger launched a stern attack on the Spanish referee, who he confronted on the pitch following the final whistle.
The French manager is determin-ed to get tough with his players, and that means a stern attack on Fowler despite the player's almost legendary status at Anfield.
Earlier reports said that the Syrian army continued to inflict more casualties on ISIL terrorists in a series of stern attacks against their gatherings in the Eastern districts of Aleppo.