Meaning of ACQUIRE in English
1. When applied to acquisition radars, the process of detecting the presence and location of a target in sufficient detail to permit identification. 2. When applied to tracking radars, the process of positioning a radar beam so that a target is in that beam to permit the effective employment of weapons. See also target acquisition.
DOD English dictionary of military terms. Английский словарь военных терминов DOD. 2012