indirect fire

(redirected from Indirect fire support)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

indirect fire

[‚in·də′rekt ′fīr]
(ordnance)
Gunfire delivered at a target that cannot be seen from the gun position or firing ship.
References in periodicals archive ?
The M16 plotting board remains the best tool we have to help our Infantry mortar leaders conceptualize the synchronization between the three elements of a commander's indirect fire support team.
Non-fire support personnel are by definition the greatest consumers of indirect fire support. Non-aviation personnel are equally by definition the greatest customers for aerial close fires.
One of the most important of these will be the Army's new indirect fire support capability.
Oto Melara showed its 155 mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer based on a Centauro 8x8 chassis and aimed at providing indirect fire support to medium brigades.
Indirect fire support remains a top priority for the Infantry as well.
Indirect fire support at squad level is always a critical point given the weight soldiers have to carry.
The MC-B is based on the common Stryker vehicle and provides immediate, close indirect fire support to the SBCT in the conduct of fast paced offensive operations.
Following the end of the Cold War, when indirect fire support was nearly always available to small infantry units as they were part of a coherent combat operation, the advent of asymmetrical scenarios totally changed the parameters.
An indirect fire support system by my other name is still an indirect fire support system.
When no live rounds are available, consider using the TSFO or GUARDFIST with both the maneuver leader and the fire supporter to train the intricacies of indirect fire support.
Organic and inorganic indirect fire support are important to ground combat operations, but organic fires have been indispensable to success" (emphasis added).