mapping radar

mapping radar

[′map·iŋ ‚rā‚där]
(navigation)
Radar carried on an aircraft as an aid to navigation, which displays on a cathode-ray tube imagery of the ground in the vicinity of the aircraft.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mapping radar

Radar carried on an aircraft as an aid to navigation, which displays on a cathode-ray tube imagery of the ground in the vicinity of the aircraft. See also ground mapping mod.
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