The
Definition Of

Autonomous operation

Autonomous operation— in air defense, refers to the mode of operation that is assumed by a unit after it has lost all communications with higher echelons forcing the unit commander to assume full responsibility for control of weapons and engagement of hostile targets.

Category: Defense Terms
Share it:

More from this Section

  • Joint operations center
    Joint operations center refers to a jointly manned facility of a joint force commander’s headquarters which is established for planning, monitoring, and guiding ...
  • Landing aid
    Landing aid refers to any illuminating light, radio beacon, radar device, communicating device, or any system of such devices for aiding aircraft in an approach and landing.
  • Immediate decontamination
    Immediate decontamination— decontamination carried out by individuals immediately upon becoming contaminated to save lives, minimize casualties, and ...
  • Low-level transit route
    Low-level transit route is a temporary corridor of defined dimensions, established in the forward area to minimize the risk to friendly aircraft from friendly air defenses ...
  • Incapacitating agent
    Incapacitating agent is a chemical agent, which produces temporary disabling conditions that can be physical or mental and persist for hours or ...
  • Amphibious task force
    Amphibious task force refers to a navy task organization that is formed to conduct amphibious operations. Also called ATF.
  • Dependents
    Dependents are an employee’s spouse; children who are unmarried and under age 21 years or who, regardless of age, are physically or mentally incapable of self-support ...