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direct-fire

[də′rekt ‚fīr]
(engineering)
To fire a furnace without preheating the air or gas.
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Preparing gunnery crews and small units for missions requires the compilation of direct-fire gunnery for the Abrams, Bradley, Stryker, and Guardian into one HBCT gunnery manual.
The HBCT gunnery manual will outline standardized engagement processes that create a common gunnery language for all direct-fire weapon systems.
Standardize fire commands across all direct-fire platforms.
Provide commanders with a common reference set that encompasses all direct-fire weapon systems.
Ensure that vehicle safeties can maintain constant communication and monitor and supervise the execution of the proper weapons safety postures and direct-fire engagements.
The design of the direct-fire mortar was entirely different from any mortar previously in U.
In theory at least, the direct-fire mortar could engage helicopters at close ranges (approximately 1,000 meters) by firing HE rounds with variable time (VT) fuses to achieve an air burst.
It had an effective direct-fire range of approximately 1,000 meters and, in the high-angle indirect fire mode, some 3,900 meters.
Then, they would deploy the bulk of their self-propelled artillery in direct-fire support of tanks and infantry.
What sets AWES apart from all other systems in use today is its integration of a wider array of weapons effects into combat training exercises that stretch beyond small arms and vehicle weapons direct-fire effects.
AWES incorporates GPS-based position tracking with realistic, high-fidelity area weapons and direct-fire simulation effects.
AWES will also include direct-fire weapon effects simulation (DFWES) by providing MILES 2000 small arms weapons, and will interface to the existing Saab BT46 DFWES system currently used on U.

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