defilade


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defilade

[′def·ə‚läd]
(ordnance)
An arrangement of fortifications that minimizes the effect of frontal or enfilading fire and plunging or reverse fire.
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The second phase was to make the fuze "smart" by including sensors, so that the round detonates--what is known as "airburst"--over and past defilade obstacles that are detected by the sensor.
If the tripod has been secured by sandbags and the T&E mechanism clamps left undisturbed, the gun can be removed and then re-mounted and the target accurately engaged, even when firing from defilade.
But, if we had used defilade to hide our Strykers and had moved more quickly off the objective (rather than sitting stagnant in our positions for a lengthy six hours), we may have been able to evacuate our casualties and consolidate my remaining Soldiers at other battalion defense positions.
The first thing I noticed about them was that every single observation point could be approached and exited in complete defilade, shielded from view.
The XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System is reportedly a high-tech rifle that can be programmed so that its 25 mm ammunition does not necessarily explode on impact, but it can be set to detonate either in front of or behind a target, meaning it literally will go through a wall before it explodes and kills the enemy, the report said.
For example, exercises in determining defilade were popular instructive tools in descriptive geometry; however, practicing military engineers did not use the technique for building forts.
NTC The MP firepower can destroy enemy personnel Military police and engage lightly armored vehicles from a seldom display defilade position.
While ground observers would usually suffice, there were certain situations in which an aerial observer would be a necessity--as when enemy artillery was in defilade.
Each of the LWR-equipped tank crews conducted 10 defensive engagements moving from a fighting position to defilade.
The XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement weapon system is now in development.