kill probability


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kill probability

[′kil ‚präb·ə‚bil·əd·ē]
(ordnance)
The probability that, given a hit, a single projectile or missile will kill the target against which it is fired.

kill probability

The probability of a single missile destroying the target. It is expressed as a percentage or a component of 1.
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increase of air target kill probability by more than an order of magnitude owing to the new multi-purpose firing algorithm, as well as high-frequency range finding (frequency of up to 5 Hz);
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According to Kollmorgen, at 2400 metres the Mk 98 kill probability (presumably against a small target) is 60 per cent, compared to one percent for the Mk 88.
In general, cannon provide a much higher kill probability than machine-guns, but they are more expensive and their increased range demands more sophisticated fire-control systems.
It is claimed that CORAS will improve kill probability by a factor of four, or extend the range for a given kill probability from (for example) 600 to around 2 000 meters.