target designation

Target Designation

 

the designation of target locations, as practiced in combat and in training exercises. Target designation may be conducted directly from the firing point by directing a telestereoscope, periscope, or similar device on the target (with the target transmitter and receiver located at the same point), or it may be carried out from an orienting point (with the transmitter located no more than 100 m from the receiver). Other means used include tracer projectiles, bullets, and rockets fired in the direction of the target and illuminating aerial bombs and artillery shells. Target designation may also be carried out on a topographic map, aerial photograph, or uncontrolled photomosaic with rectangular coordinates from a reference or base point or by locating the target on map quadrants.

target designation

The process of marking or other-wise pointing to a target by any means, such as by laser, flare, or smoke, or setting it into a head-up display or fire control system. A target may be designated either from the aircraft launching the weapon, by another aircraft, or by a ground station. See laser designator.
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In other words, the whole chain, from target designation to shell or warhead terminal effect, has tightened.
According to L-3, its new Scarab system is a modular laser designator equipped with rangefinding and an IR thermal imager, providing accurate target designation during the day, night and in nearly all battlefield conditions.
Once we received clearance from tower to enter the pattern, I made a target designation near the back of the ship.
In addition, students assist in initiating requests for field artillery, mortar, naval gunfire, and aerial delivered munitions, and emplace, maintain, and assist in the operation of laser range finders, target designation, and night observation devices.
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Thales will supply a significant share of the frigate's operational capabilities to include the TACTICOS combat management system, SMART-S Mk2 surveillance radar, LIROD Mk2 tracking radar, KINGKLIP sonar system, IFF system, Integrated communication system comprising external communication system and FOCON internal communication system, two Target Designation Sights, VIGILE ESM system, SCORPION ECM system, and the integrated navigation system.
Then, we quickly learned how to do target designation and talk others onto a target.
The ASTAMIDS sensor will also be developed to fill the Army's need for an advanced reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) sensor, capable of target designation.
Using CCTV cameras this automatically detects any movement within the perimeter and superimposes a Target Designation (TD) box on the monitor's image to attract the attention of the operator.
Possible missions include ground, sea and aerial surveillance, target acquisition, target designation, communications relay, precision delivery, and minefield and surface-ordnance surveying.
Another official reportedly told the paper that additional special forces are likely to be deployed soon, and could take on other missions such as reconnaissance, target designation for aircraft and, on rare occasions, direct attacks on Taliban or terrorist leaders.