terrain-following radar

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terrain-following radar

[tə′rān ¦fäl·ə·wiŋ ′rā‚där]
(navigation)
Airborne radar which provides a display of terrain ahead of a low-flying aircraft to permit manual control, or signals for automatic control, to maintain constant altitude above the ground.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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