terrain-following radar


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terrain-following radar

[tə′rān ¦fäl·ə·wiŋ ′rā‚där]
(navigation)
Airborne radar which provides a display of terrain ahead of a low-flying aircraft to permit manual control, or signals for automatic control, to maintain constant altitude above the ground.
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LANTIRN navigation pods provide low-level navigation with terrain-following radar on international F-15 and F-16 aircraft.
LANTIRN ER pods operate day or night, providing low-level navigation with terrain-following radar on international F-15 and F-16 aircraft.
It is capable of supersonic speeds at low level and is equipped with terrain-following radar and laser-designators for guided weapons.
The article highlighted that "78 different types of military equipment including Land Rovers, tank recovery vehicles, terrain-following radar and spare tank parts that were in the process of being sold".
It is capable of low-level supersonic flight and can fly automatically at low level using terrain-following radar.
The LANTIRN's terrain-following radar enabled pilots to maneuver and conduct surveillance at low altitudes during day and night missions.
LANTIRN is a terrain-following radar that enables pilots to maneuver and perfom surveillance at low altitudes day or night.
The aircraft can fly automatically at low level using terrain-following radar when poor weather prevents visual flight.
The Special Operations Osprey integrates terrain-following radar, advanced radar and infrared countermeasures, and secure digital communications for the crew up front and SOF team in back.
We had to use the terrain-following radar and fly down the beach at walking pace because the caller didn't know their exact location," she said.
It carries a Thales Antilope V terrain-following radar and two GPS-linked Uliss 52 inertial-guidance systems.