tactical warning


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tactical warning

1. A warning after initiation of a threatening or hostile act based on an evaluation of information from all available sources.
2. In satellite and missile surveillance, a notification to operational command centers that a specific threat event is occurring. The component elements that describe threat events are as follows: a. country of origin--Country or countries initiating hostilities; b. event type and size--Identification of the type of event and determination of the size or number of weapons; c. country under attack--Determined by observing trajectory of an object and predicting its impact point; and d. event time--Time the hostile event occurred. Also called integrated tactical warning. See also attack assessment; strategic warning.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tactical warning - (military) a warning after the initiation of a hostile act
warning - a message informing of danger; "a warning that still more bombs could explode"
warning of attack - a warning to national policy makers that an enemy intends to launch an attack in the near future
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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satellites, which will then provide strategic and tactical warnings to the United States and Taiwan.
The joint element of continental surveillance is in the integration of the data at NORAD headquarters through its Integrated Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment (ITWAA) system.
A distinction can therefore be made between strategic warning (the fact that some incident or attack may take place) and tactical warning (shorter term information regarding the time and place of an attack).
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the United States] would ever contemplate a first strike, since it would have to assume that Russian ICBMs and submarine-launched ballistic missiles/nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines in port would be launched after tactical warning, which would neutralize the effectiveness of the assault.
This year, we attempted to gather more detailed data on specific market segments: active countermeasures, expendables and dispensers, tactical warning systems, collection and exploitation systems, simulation and secure communications.

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