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signatures (weapons)

Definition/Scope: The visible or audible effects produced when a weapon is fired or a piece of equipment operated, such as noise, smoke, flame, heat, or debris; also, an electronic emission subject to detection and traceable to the equipment producing it.

Narrower Terms:

acoustic signature
aircraft signatures
electromagnetic radiation signatures
infrared signatures
magnetic signatures
optical signatures
polarization signatures
pressure signatures
radar signatures
seismic signatures
ship signatures
spectral signature
target signatures
thermal signatures

Related Terms:

acoustic warfare support measures
electronic warfare support
signature equipment

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