break lock


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break lock

The cessation of tracking of friendly, or own, aircraft by a hostile tracking device, such as aircraft radar, IR (infrared) devices, or surface-to-air missile or guns, as a result of the use of countermeasures such as ECM (electronic countermeasures) or flares.
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After observing that the villa's residents were away, they used sharp tools to break locks and gain access inside the private property.
If we were to tip litter everywhere or break locks to get in, we would be arrested, so why are they allowed to get away with it?"
"We were probably a little bit lucky against the Tigers and the Warriors and perhaps our luck ran out." The teams went into the break locked at 12-12 but the Storm were always playing catch-up in the second half as some uncharacteristic lapses in defence allowed the visitors to score two quick tries.
The first Mexican wave arrived after 20 minutes; the draw went favourite before the half-hour mark and it looked destined to go into the break locked at 0-0 until Japan's lone forward Keisuke Honda finished nicely from close range.
These MPs demonstrated lax attitude and did not pay heed to notices issued to them to vacate their official residences to make room for new MPs and the CDA staff had to break locks to get possession.
The duo seized the opportunity when the villa's residents were away and used sharp tools to break locks and gain access inside the private property.
Fahd Al Hammadi gave the capital team the lead in the tenth minute, only to see Nasser Obaid draw Customs level in the 20th minute, with the teams going in at the break locked at 1-1.