terminal guidance


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terminal guidance

[′tər·mən·əl ¦gīd·əns]
(navigation)
Guidance of a craft from an arbitrary point, at which midcourse guidance ends, to the destination.

terminal guidance

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Mid-course guidance correction may be provided by aircraft radar.
i The guidance applied to a guided missile in the vicinity of the target. It is the guidance between the termination of midcourse guidance and the impact with, or detonation in the proximity of, the target.
ii. Visual, electronic, mechanical, or other assistance given to an aircraft pilot to facilitate arrival at, operation within or over, landing upon, or departure from an air-landing or airdrop facility.
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