fire support


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fire support

[′fīr sə‚pȯrt]
(ordnance)
The support or protection given forces in direct contact with the enemy by ground or naval guns or by aircraft engaging in close air support.
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Maneuver swarms will likely be more durable than their fire support counterparts and exercise greater cooperation with human combatants on the battlefield.
The FAIO was then able to conduct face-to-face engagements with the fire support coordinator (FSCOORD), deputy FSCOORD, fire support officer, JAGIC chief, and the targeting officers throughout the day and more importantly when the FAIO had specific information from the ACE that could affect the current operations.
The application of essentially digital messaging and the transfer of digitally collected target information into the preformatted message accelerate the fire support request process, reduces potential misunderstandings and better assures the request will be received even when faced with jamming and electronic countermeasures.
As part of the fire support atrophy and an overreliance on fixed wing and rotary wing fires, there has been a decrease in deliberate fire support planning for maneuver operations.
"An FST is meant to provide fire support to troops on the ground, should they require it during a contact."
They also must prepare and maintain daily staff journals, fire support situation maps, charts and other fire support and target processing procedures, records, and documents.
* All members of the fire support platoon, from officers to enlisted personnel, are located within HHC by modified tables of organization and equipment (MTOEs).
A statement issued by the company said Thursday that the Fire Support Automation Project aimed at improving the fire support capabilities of the Turkish Armed Forces.
Vingtech will deliver Vingmate fire control systems and will be responsible for the integration of the whole direct fire support weapon system and for the training courses.
The 20-year-old from Dorset was working with a fire support group when an improvised explosive device detonated.
These roles include a patrol, fire support or protected logistics vehicle, and the pods are easily interchangeable in the field as the need requires.
Summary: The region's first and only summit on fire support and artillery, Future Artillery Middle East 2009 will be held from 18 to 21 October 2009 at the Armed Forces Officers Club in Abu Dhabi.