Official definition of the United States Department of the term extended communications search .
extended communications search
In search and rescue operations, consists of contacting all possible sources of information on the missing craft, including physically checking possible locations such as harbors, marinas, and airport ramps. An extended communications search is normally conducted after a preliminary communications search has yielded no results and when the mission is upgraded to the alert phase. Also called EXCOM. See also preliminary communications search; search and rescue incident classification, Subpart b. extent of a military exercise — (*) The scope of an exercise in relation to the involvement of NATO and/or national commands. See also intra-command exercise. (US DoD)
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