target bearing


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target bearing

1. true--The true compass bearing of a target from a firing ship.
2. relative--The bearing of a target measured in the horizontal from the bow of one's own ship clockwise from 0 degrees to 360 degrees, or from the nose of one's own aircraft in hours of the clock.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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At the gun position, the hardware displays the target bearing, gun elevation and details of the ammunition, charge and fuze to be used.
The new displays indicate the current target bearing (to within 1.5 degrees, an improvement over the legacy system's 3.5-degree accuracy), elevation, velocity, and range.
A system for the scanning of limited space and automatic determination of target bearings, in Materials of the III Scientific Conference "Directing the fire of air (anti-aircraft) defence systems", 25-27 May, 2004, Koszalin.