night fighter

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night fighter
 
n
an interceptor aircraft used for operations at night

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night fighter

in military aviation, a fighter aircraft with special sighting, sensing, and navigating equipment enabling it to function at night. Since the 1970s, most frontline fighters have had at least basic night-fighting capabilities and have been known as all-weather fighters

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