chaff burst

chaff burst

An expression used in radio communications to inform ATC (air traffic control) of chaff drops at intervals short enough to appear on radar displays as an individual target.
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The players include the ship, missile, decoy and chaff burst.
Here, chaff bursts (which provide passive RCS close to that of the protected ship) are output in a pattern so that an attacking radar controlled system must process every chaff cloud as though it were the target.