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direct fire

[də¦rekt ′fīr]
(ordnance)
Fire delivered on a target in which the weapon sights are brought directly on the target.
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The concept of using a mortar in, both, an indirect fire and a direct fire mode had its advent during World War II when the Swiss developed a 105mm breech-loaded mortar.
The FOG-M could be operated from a concealed position, protecting the operators from direct fire.
Fire control room operator Jennifer Allan, 43, called Kate on her mobile phone and used the sound of sirens to direct fire crews to the scene.
Clearly the direct fire support function can be more easily and cheaply accomplished by placing a more potent weapon on the LAV-TOW vehicle.
A-10 aircraft, attack helicopters and direct fire weapons, 10 Taliban guerrillas were killed in two separate contacts, the statement said.
But generally speaking, the platoon was and still is organized to fight the same direct fire fight given to the squad: to close with and destroy the enemy.
The details of his commendation were that he helped to 'destroy an enemy tank at short range and direct fire on the enemy whilst preparing his disabled vehicle for recovery rather than withdrawing it and allowing the enemy to seize it'.
Able to take off and land vertically, the craft is designed to fly at up to 20,000 feet carrying electro-optical, infrared senors, and a laser designator that can direct fire onto an enemy target.
Direct fire can be conducted by guns, howitzers, multiple rocket launchers and the 82mm Vasilek automatic mortar.
During the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps performed much fire-prevention work on early JNF territory, building roads, trails, and fire towers; putting up telephone lines; and carrying out the practice of direct fire suppression.
The occupants of the house opened direct fire on the police party.
KABUL (PAN): Two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were killed in direct fire attacks by insurgents in southern and eastern Afghanistan on Monday.

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