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stand-off

i. To deliver weapons and still remain outside the effective range of the enemy defenses when on strike missions.
ii. To have to park too far from the terminal to be able to use an air bridge.
iii. To remain outside the airfield circuit or pattern when ordered to do so, as in an obstruction on the runway or any other contingency.
iv. A jammer aircraft (stand-off jammer) that operates at a distance outside the lethal range of enemy air defense weapons—normally from one's own side of the border.
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Then on Saturday, police shut off Surtees Street and Wilson Street during another stand-off involving armed officers.
On Tuesday night a police helicopter was seen hovering above the building and officers could be heard trying to negotiate with the man in a bid to end the stand-off.
The statement added that Wang had brought up the 73-day stand-off between the Indian and the Chinese troops in the Donglang (Doklam) sector near the Sikkim border in June, during a bilateral meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi, on Monday.
He said: "The stand-off is far from over, but traders are taking their cues from Washington DC which is hoping to pursue a political end to the tense situation."
"You came outside and entered a public place with it and for the next three hours there was a stand-off with police.
Mr Molins said Abballa, who was also found dead in the house after the stand-off, responded to IS calls to kill non-believers and their families wherever they live.
However, the absence of that trio didn't stop the Rhinos rolling over Wigan a week ago with Liam Sutcliffe looking a more than able deputy for Sinfield at stand-off.
WIGAN have confirmed that stand-off Blake Green will be sidelined for up to three months after scans revealed he tore his bicep in Saturday's 18-14 win over Leeds at the Magic Weekend.
However, whatever they think about the importance of identifying and hitting their target in the dark, you might want to remind them a light protruding forward from under the muzzle creates stand-off capability.
MANILA -- The police chief of Zamboanga City Police, who reportedly convinced 23 rebel fighters during the stand-off in Zamboanga City, has been relieved from his post, a Philippine National Police official said Wednesday.