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A typical designation for laser guided bomb.
i. A laser or other device pointed at a target to illuminate it so that the latter can send signals that weapons can home onto.
ii. A letter or a number given to each flight by a scheduled carrier.
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I am not assuming this latter claim, of course--assuming it would amount to assuming that names are rigid designators and thus to begging the question.
We put the laser designator on the Predator and we sent it back over there and it was able to designate.
True design reuse must resolve conflicts in the design over duplicate reference designators, the manner in which net names are managed, and other design data differences.
By completing the TAITC course, you will be granted an "H" designator authorizing you to teach MOSQ classes.
Army has, for several years, sponsored a program called the lightweight laser designator rangefinder, which combines a laser target marker and locator into one system, along with a thermal imager.
Air transport IT provider SITA and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) are allowing airlines worldwide to use their two-character airline designator code with the new '.
If the weapon system is no longer in the DLA weapon system support program, the sponsoring service will request establishment of a new weapon system designator code.
Guidelines for the renumbering process include: (1) the common number system should include as many courses as possible; (2) as discipline experts, faculty members should make the judgments as to the comparability of course content; (3) courses that have 80% consonance of content should carry the same designator, number, and title; (4) the same three-letter designator will identify courses in a discipline wide system; (5) all courses in the system have new designators, and in some cases new numbers and titles; and (6) each course, in addition to a three-letter designator, also has a three-digit number.
Pending authorization from both governments, they will put their flight designator codes on each other's services and sell seats on each other's flights.
No two members of the same gang will be known by an identical moniker; however, gang members may sponsor a new member into the gang and allow the use of a moniker with an additional designator, such as "lil" preceding the moniker or "2" following it.
Suppose that either of the names "a" or "b" is an accidental designator in the sense that it designates distinct things in distinct worlds.
The airborne Shadow aircraft laser designator places a concentrated laser spot on a target, enabling precise tracking by a missile to the target of interest.