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English translation: track (in terms of target acquisition)

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Dutch term or phrase:laveren
English translation:track (in terms of target acquisition)
Entered by: Christopher Smith
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17:11 Jun 23, 2005
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Military / Defense / weapon system
Dutch term or phrase: laveren
Het doel is binnen schotsafstand en de schutter laveert en brengt zijn doel in de richtmerkinkeping van het voorhoudhoekpatroon
Frank Hesse
Australia
Local time: 14:14
aim / traverse
Explanation:
This could mean one of two things. Literally, 'laveren' means to tack or navigate. If the weapon is mounted in a turret (e.g. of a tank or under the hull of a helicopter) you could use traverse. If hand-held, I think you could simply say that the operator aims and gets the target in the sight notch.

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Note added at 11 mins (2005-06-23 17:22:51 GMT)
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\'Manoeuvre\' could be another solution if the shooter has to point the entire carrier (fixed wing aircraft for example) in the direction of the target.

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Note added at 20 mins (2005-06-23 17:32:13 GMT)
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In that case (Stinger RMP), the firer would TRACK the target and bring it into the sight notch. On the other hand \'slew\' is another option if the weapon is for air-to-air use. See http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/stinge... especially the last paragraph.

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Note added at 34 mins (2005-06-23 17:46:03 GMT) Post-grading
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You\'re welcome - wish my current job was as interesting!
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Christopher Smith
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:14
Grading comment
Many thanks for youe help Christopher. I have been reading the globalsecurity website and wasn't sure what the better term would be. Track seems to be the right one. Thanks!
Frank
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4 +1aim / traverse
Christopher Smith


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aim / traverse


Explanation:
This could mean one of two things. Literally, 'laveren' means to tack or navigate. If the weapon is mounted in a turret (e.g. of a tank or under the hull of a helicopter) you could use traverse. If hand-held, I think you could simply say that the operator aims and gets the target in the sight notch.

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Note added at 11 mins (2005-06-23 17:22:51 GMT)
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\'Manoeuvre\' could be another solution if the shooter has to point the entire carrier (fixed wing aircraft for example) in the direction of the target.

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Note added at 20 mins (2005-06-23 17:32:13 GMT)
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In that case (Stinger RMP), the firer would TRACK the target and bring it into the sight notch. On the other hand \'slew\' is another option if the weapon is for air-to-air use. See http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/stinge... especially the last paragraph.

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Note added at 34 mins (2005-06-23 17:46:03 GMT) Post-grading
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You\'re welcome - wish my current job was as interesting!

Christopher Smith
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:14
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Many thanks for youe help Christopher. I have been reading the globalsecurity website and wasn't sure what the better term would be. Track seems to be the right one. Thanks!
Frank

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  blackbird: I know the word only in context of sailing, where it means to zig-zag into the wind. In that case Manoeuvre would be good. I think Mr. Smith has you covered :)
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