ground-controlled approach

noun (1)
variants: or less commonly ground-control approach \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗-​ \

Definition of ground-controlled approach

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a blind landing in which the airplane is observed from the ground by means of radar and directed along a suitable glide path by radioed instructions to the pilot abbreviation GCA

ground-controlled interception

noun (2)

Definition of ground-controlled interception (Entry 2 of 2)

: an interception in air defense in which the fighter pilot is directed to a target by signals from a ground radar station abbreviation GCI

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