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tactical warning similar DoD terms (4) 
1. A warning after initiation of a threatening or hostile act based on an evaluation of information from all available sources. 2. In satellite and missile surveillance, a notification to operational command centers that a specific threat event is occurring. The component elements that describe threat events are as follows: a. country of origin - Country or countries initiating hostilities; b. event type and size - Identification of the type of event and determination of the size or number of weapons; c. country under attack - Determined by observing trajectory of an object and predicting its impact point; and d. event time - Time the hostile event occurred. Also called integrated tactical warning. See also attack assessment; strategic warning.


Source: US DoD Joint Publication 1-02, DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (as amended through 9 June 2004).


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