airborne early-warning station

airborne early-warning station

[′er‚bȯrn ′ər·lē ′wȯrn·iŋ ‚stā·shən]
(ordnance)
An airborne radar station for detecting aircraft, which are incapable of being detected by a ground radar station because of line-of-sight propagation limitations.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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