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aircraft vectoring[′er‚kraft ′vek·tə·riŋ]
The directional control of in-flight aircraft through transmission of bearing and altitude instructions from the ground.
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The directional control of in-flight aircraft through transmission of azimuth headings. Aircraft may be vectored in for landing or it may be vectored onto the enemy aircraft as a part of air interception.
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