landing beacon


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landing beacon

[′land·iŋ ‚bē·kən]
(navigation)
A beacon transmitting a beam to guide aircraft in making a landing.
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"There's nothing to suggest that the plane wasn't mechanically sound but there is everything to suggest malpractice with the management of the air crew, irregularities with the landing beacons on the runway and irregularities with the crew being able to deal with a go-round procedure.
This effective combat identification, in addition to protecting against friendly fire, enables emergency pick-up, trail marking, landing beacons, and marking of high-value asset equipment.