Terrain Avoidance System Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org

terrain avoidance system

Term Source: JP 3-50 (Personnel Recovery) ?

1.) A system which provides the pilot or navigator of an aircraft with a situation display of the ground or obstacles which project above either a horizontal plane through the aircraft or a plane parallel to it, so that the pilot can maneuver the aircraft to avoid the obstruction.

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Term Classification: operations


Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 3-50: Personnel Recovery, updated December 2011 View source document

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