terrain avoidance system

terrain avoidance system

A system which provides the pilot or navigator of an aircraft with a situation display of the ground or obstacles which project above either a horizontal plane through the aircraft or a plane parallel to it, so that the pilot can maneuver the aircraft to avoid the obstruction.
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"It has a fully advanced flight control unit, a laser terrain avoidance system and a fly by wire unit," he said.
Flight manual information on the ability of aircraft terrain avoidance systems to support a fighter pilot flying with an uneven payload of bombs under the plane wings was due for testing.