DEFINITION
Engagement

1. A period of hostilities beginning when the first ballistic missile target undergoes fire from the first defensive weapon. 2. A period beginning whenever any hostile object is identified (designated) as hostile and ending after the last hostile object has been attacked. 3. In air defense, an attack with guns or air-to-air missiles by an interceptor aircraft, or the launch of an air defense missile by air defense artillery and the missile’s subsequent travel to intercept.

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