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.
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.
These include precision guidance for artillery and mortars; advanced ammunition for main battle tanks; small-caliber ammunition; non-standard (non-NATO) ammunition and weapons; a complete line of medium-caliber ammunition for air, land and sea weapon platforms - including air bursting munitions; the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement system; 30mm and 40mm configurations of the Mk44 Stretch Bushmaster[sup.
The XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement weapon system is now in development.
Army is preparing to conduct a second forward operational assessment of its XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement airburst weapon system.
As a consequence of limited manufacture, its use was initially restricted to use in the Maxim '08 machine gun on the western front equipped with new sights for fire from defilade (indirect).
Efforts are also underway to field air-bursting 40 mm and possibly 25 mm shoulder-launched grenades to defeat targets in defilade.
But for constructing hull or turret defilade vehicle fighting positions in rocky or clay-rich soil, you need something more durable--the D7G with rippers.
Our defilade target engagement has deprived the enemy of the advantages of firing from cover.