Autonomous Operation Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
1.) In air defense, the mode of operation assumed by a unit after it has lost all communications with higher echelons forcing the unit commander to assume full responsibility for control of weapons and engagement of hostile targets.
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Term Classification: operations
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