Definitions for nap-of-the-earth
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word nap-of-the-earth
Nap-of-the-earth is a type of very low-altitude flight course used by military aircraft to avoid enemy detection and attack in a high-threat environment. During NOE flight, geographical features are used as cover, exploiting valleys and folds in the terrain by flying in, rather than over, them. This keeps below enemy radar coverage, avoiding "skylining". Other terms are also used, including "ground-hugging", "terrain masking", or "flying under the radar".
Find a translation for the nap-of-the-earth definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these nap-of-the-earth definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"nap-of-the-earth." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 6 Jul 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/nap-of-the-earth>.