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target acquisition

[′tär·gət ‚ak·wə′zish·ən]
(aerospace engineering)
The process of optically, manually, mechanically, or electronically orienting a tracking system in direction and range to lock on a target.
(electronics)
The first appearance of a recognizable and useful echo signal from a new target in radar and sonar.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

target acquisition

i. The detection, identification, and location of a target in sufficient detail to permit the effective employment of weapons.
ii. The process of optically, manually, mechanically, or electronically orienting a tracking system in the direction and the range to lock onto a target.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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