ranging

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ranging

[′rānj·iŋ]
(ordnance)
Wide-scale scouting, especially by aircraft, designed to search an area systematically.
Locating an enemy gun by watching its flash, listening to its report, or other similar means.

ranging

The process of establishing the distance to the target or the observed object. The types of ranging include radar, echo, intermittent, manual, explosive echo, optical, radar, and laser. It includes measurement of the range for both air-to-air and air-to-ground targets.