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weapon system

A total complex of equipment, skills, and techniques which together form an instrument of combat, usually but not necessarily having an air vehicle as its major operational element. A combat aircraft with its support system and equipment forms a weapon system. Similarly, an SAGW (surface-to-air guided weapon) complex includes detection, acquisition, firing, and maintenance elements.
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