hunter-killer


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hunter-killer

adj
(Military) denoting a type of naval vessel, esp a submarine, designed and equipped to pursue and destroy enemy craft
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hunter-killer

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Rheinmetalls Situational Awareness System (SAS), featuring automatic target detection and tracking, enhances the hunter-killer capability and minimizes crew reaction time.
Set on board a British hunter-killer sub that's spying on Russian war games under the surface of the Barents Sea, the meticulously researched play centres on the claustrophobic lives of its crew and their reaction to the news that an enemy vessel has gone down.
The inquest heard how the men were in a war games training exercise on the hunter-killer class sub, sailing hundreds of feet under the arctic ice pack 170 miles north of Deadhorse, in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
Captain Smith's heroism is recalled in a book entitled Hunter-Killer Squadron: Aero-Weapons, Aero-Scouts, Aero-Rifles, Vietnam 1965-1972.
11 that the MQ-9 Reaper, the Service's new hunter-killer unmanned aerial vehicle, is now flying operational missions in Afghanistan.
Leading operator mechanic Paul McCann, aged 32, from Halesowen, and his crewmate, 20-year-old Anthony Huntrod, died as their hunter-killer submarine HMS Tireless took part in an exercise beneath the Arctic ice cap on Wednesday.
HMS Tireless is a hunter-killer submarine and does not carry nuclear missiles.
CVEG-1 was one of three air groups assigned to conduct "hunter-killer" antisubmarine warfare (ASW) operations.
These craft could perform "innovative" reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition functions and, coincidentally, perform hunter-killer missions.
Cllr Laurie Wright and his wife Jennifer travelled to Plymouth to visit the hunter-killer HMS Tireless.
There are even Boeing-produced videos showing computer animations of EA-18s performing all sorts of daring hunter-killer strike missions.