fleeting target

fleeting target

[¦flēd·iŋ ′tär·gət]
(ordnance)
Moving or transient target that remains within observing or firing distance for such a short period that it affords little time for deliberate adjustment and fire against it; for example, aircraft, vehicles, marching troops, and so forth.
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Again Osborne rewrites history, focusing on his latest fleeting target to clear the deficit six years from now.
Hitting a handful of wetlands can quickly produce a limit, but for seasoned waterfowlers, a fleeting target isn't the same as one that is decoyed and brought into range.
The enemy is often a fleeting target mixed into urban settings along with the civilian populace.
This precision geolocation enables surgical finish operations that emphasize speed to catch a fleeting target.
A time sensitive target requires immediate response because it poses a clear and present danger to friendly forces or is a highly lucrative but fleeting target of opportunity.
As a result of the team's efforts, the Joint Forces will have enhanced network-centric capabilities for combat situational awareness and engagement of fleeting targets with minimal risk of collateral damage.
The Reaper is a useful system to find fleeting targets, Shackelford said in an interview.
This gap against fleeting targets is difficult to fill using projected munitions.
It is the epicenter of our technological advances and a showcase of our shift from scheduled air offensive against massed enemies and fixed sites to on-call aircraft, ready to strike time sensitive fleeting targets on this fluid and asymmetric battlefield.
32) During Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, the RQ-1A Predator and high-flying RQ-4A Global Hawk UAVs demonstrated the enormous value of persistent, close-in ISR at finding, fixing, and tracking emerging and fleeting targets.
Advanced digital data link technology puts the right information in the right place at the right time to engage small fleeting targets and TCG's software is ushering in a new era of information technology for the military.
62x51mm NATO round as the M24, the M110 lets sniper engage multiple or fleeting targets with greater speed and accuracy, and its enhanced night vision capability reminds our enemies that the U.