indirect fire


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indirect fire

[‚in·də′rekt ′fīr]
(ordnance)
Gunfire delivered at a target that cannot be seen from the gun position or firing ship.
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071-11C30-C45, Phase 3; Indirect Fire Infantryman Advanced Leader
The shift of enemy indirect fire attacks to a closer range enabled the Battalion to incorporate the Raven into the fight.
Furthermore, the CASW's ability to achieve first round hits through the high-tech aiming suite and an ability to engage enemy targets beyond 2,000 metres with both direct and indirect fire means it will be far more effective than the time-consuming process of spotting and adjusting 60mm mortar rounds.
All this has an impact on technical command and control assets as well as on personnel training, land indirect fire being one of the components of the Joint Fire Support.
Condemning the indirect fire attacks from across the Durand Line, a statement issued by ISAF said it would continue to work with both countries to end such attacks.
Because a pilot can easily establish visual contact with a target, and the joint fires observer (JFO) can easily guide the pilot to a target from an eight-digit grid, JFOs perceive air support as more responsive and don't use precision indirect fire systems.
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) media centre in Kabul, when contacted by the AIP, said: There was an indirect fire attack in Mehtar Lam district, Laghman province today.
Ghanimi added: " Military forces will take part in the mission to protect the city and visitors and control of desert roads and areas of orchards to protect the city from indirect fire.
Lt Col Tim Purbrick, spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said: "His unit came under attack by rifle, rocket-propelled grenade and indirect fire from insurgents, during which he was fatally wounded.
Airport staff on Monday had told Aswat al-Iraq that an indirect fire attack occurred in the airport and said it was most probably with Katyusha rockets that targeted the facility at 09:00 p.
Pte Parry said: "In my first week there was indirect fire from mortars a couple of times.
The 407 ESFS coordinated combat lifesaver classes for seven of its personnel, and designed a quick reference IFAK card for emergencies to expedite medical care following indirect fire attacks.