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track

Term Source: JP 3-01 (Countering Air and Missile Threats) ?

1.) To lock onto a point of radiation and obtain guidance therefrom.

2.) A series of related contacts displayed on a data display console or other display device.

3.) A metal part forming a path for a moving object such as the track around the inside of a vehicle for moving a mounted machine gun.

4.) The actual path of an aircraft above or a ship on the surface of the Earth.

5.) To display or record the successive positions of a moving object.

6.) One of the two endless belts on which a full-track or half-track vehicle runs.

7.) To keep a gun properly aimed, or to point continuously a target-locating instrument at a moving target.

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

Source:

Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 3-01: Countering Air and Missile Threats, updated March 2012 View source document

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


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