Detection Definition -


1.) In tactical operations, the perception of an object of possible military interest but unconfirmed by recognition.

2.) In surveillance, the determination and transmission by a surveillance system that an event has occurred.

3.) In chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear environments, the act of locating chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear hazards by use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear detectors or monitoring and/or survey teams.

4.) In arms control, the first step in the process of ascertaining the occurrence of a violation of an arms control agreement.

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In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Term Classification: operations


Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 3-11: Operations in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Environments, updated October 2013 View source document

This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015

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