radar picket


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radar picket

Any ship, aircraft, or vehicle, stationed at a distance from the force protected, for the purpose of increasing the radar detection range.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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An interesting map--with a subject I have never seen before--shows the many radar picket stations around Okinawa, manned usually by American destroyers that often took the brunt of kamikaze raids that couldn't get through to the larger ships like battleships, cruisers and carriers.
After two years of active duty as a commissioned officer on the radar picket ship USS Otterstetter (DER-244), he served many years as a special agent with the FBI.
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