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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According to court records, the group used a uniquely crafted metal bar to break locks on gates guarding private timber company lands, where they would poach elk, deer, bobcat and other animals out of sight of wildlife officers and the public.
Locksmiths are trained to break locks and I was told that even a lock fitted with Mr Charnley's Enhancer could ( with the right tools and knowledge ( be cracked.
Wu Mingrong, who used to break locks using toothpicks, applied his skill to create a lock that he himself cannot open.