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{{Other uses|Lock On (disambiguation)}}
 
{{Other uses|Lock On (disambiguation)}}
 
[[File:F218 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Radarantenne.jpg|thumb|right|Search radar (large black dish) and illuminator radar (small grey dish) onboard a German frigate]]
 
[[File:F218 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Radarantenne.jpg|thumb|right|Search radar (large black dish) and illuminator radar (small grey dish) onboard a German frigate]]
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'''Missile lock-on''' is when the [[Missile guidance|guidance]] system for a [[missile]] (or its associated launch vehicle) can accurately track a target, and a [[fire-control system]] can calculate the required flightpath for the missile to intercept the target. Missile lock-on is typically indicated to the pilot or missile operator via an audible tone, a head-up display or a [[Helmet mounted display|helmet-mounted display]].<ref>{{cite book|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=1Cb4ldbxdNMC|title=Introduction to Avionics Systems|author=R. P. G. Collinson|publisher=Springer|year=2003|isbn=1-4020-7278-3}}</ref>
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'''Missile lock-on''' is when the [[Missile guidance|guidance]] system for a [[missile]] (or its associated launch vehicle) can accurately track a target, and a [[fire-control system]] can calculate the required flightpath for the missile to intercept the target. Missile lock-on is typically indicated to the pilot or missile operator via an audible tone, a [[head-up display]] or a [[Helmet mounted display|helmet-mounted display]].<ref>{{cite book|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=1Cb4ldbxdNMC|title=Introduction to Avionics Systems|author=R. P. G. Collinson|publisher=Springer|year=2003|isbn=1-4020-7278-3}}</ref>
   
 
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