Beacon

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radio beacon

radar beacon

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"(a) A light, group of lights, electronic apparatus, or other device that guides, orients, or warns aircraft, spacecraft, etc., in flight.

(b) A structure, building, or station where such a device is mounted or located."

Definition Source

NATO: NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION, Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD/NATO) (1980), "Agard Multilingual Aeronautical Dictionary", Second Edition, London

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