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indirect fire

[‚in·də′rekt ′fīr]
(ordnance)
Gunfire delivered at a target that cannot be seen from the gun position or firing ship.
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Net Fires is a containerized, vertically-launched, indirect-fire rocket system being tested by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
This system is intended to provide weapon-pointing control, accuracy and fires efficiency, while operating in direct and indirect-fire modes with the new munitions and gun systems, according to company officials.
While the mortar presents a cost-effective method to evaluate methodolgies for delivering NL indirect-fire payloads, the technology associated with kinetic energy mitigation is directly applicable to NL payloads for cannons or missiles.
NL indirect-fire munitions present a unique opportunity for the FA to move into more nontraditional fire missions.
But he suggested that it would be conceivable to view the indirect-fire FCS as an evolution of the Crusader.
Schenk's office did nor respond to questions from National Defense about how the Army plans to accelerate the FCS indirect-fire capability.
It added the militant conducted indirect-fire attacks against coalition forces.