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acquisition

[‚ak·wə′zish·ən]
(engineering)
The process of pointing an antenna or a telescope so that it is properly oriented to allow gathering of tracking or telemetry data from a satellite or space probe.

acquisition

i. The act of visually identifying an object of interest—another aircraft, aerial target, or object/target on ground—from the air.
ii. The detection and identification of a target by radar or another sensor on board the aircraft.
iii. Reaching the desired flight parameter, such as flight level or air speed.
iv. Reaching the desired point in airspace, such as the ILS (instrument landing system) localizer or glide-slope.
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Mr Lee Dewhirst, Mr Byron Koster, Mr Andrew Lumsden and Mr Robert McKenzie have been appointed as new members of the Takeovers Panel.
Those changes have yet to be announced but I have a sinking feeling that Cable is about to "bottle it" on genuine reform and may instead opt for the timid proposals now on offer from the city's Takeover Panel.
A raft of changes to UK takeover rules has been put forward as part of a so-called "Cadbury Law" following the famed chocolate firm's controversial takeover by the US food giant.
Los Angeles Unified -- which already has hired a public relations firm to promote its agenda -- spent $1,500 to fly in parents from New York City, Chicago and Detroit -- who will meet today with parent groups in Los Angeles and encourage them to fight mayoral takeover.
Europe is experiencing a wave of merger initiatives, and, at the same time, a wave of state intervention against market-driven, cross-border takeover bids.
It is less clear how to unwind this snarl of takeover defenses.
Thieves easily can obtain and use an individual's personal checks and credit cards to initiate an account takeover.
A typical Harris takeover involved acquiring a vulnerable company; slashing costs in the short term; selling assets for cash in the medium term, which increased share price; and then selling the stock at a substantial gain.
Recent Tax Court Holdings on Unsuccessful Defenses Against Hostile Takeovers
There were four provisions to the Pennsylvania law, the first two of which were designed to clamp down on corporate raiders by limiting the voting rights of any shareholder who acquired company holdings of 20 percent or more, and by fore ing corporate raiders to surrender short term profits (or "green mail") realized from unsuccessful hostile takeover attempts.
One question concerning INDOPCO that remains unclear is whether it applies to unfriendly as well as friendly takeovers.
HOSTILE TAKEOVERS, WHITE KNIGHTS AND RELATED EXPENSES