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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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.
None of what was offered above was new, and CCA TTPs have been around since the inception of true indirect fire support and aerial fires.
Indirect fire support remains a top priority for the Infantry as well.
One of the most important of these will be the Army's new indirect fire support capability.
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.
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).
The 60mm mortars from Alpha Company, 1-508th Infantry, were tasked to provide immediate indirect fire support onto known and suspected targets.
Upon target acquisition, soldiers can use the ranging capabilities of the TOW ITAS to determine target locations beyond the direct-fire weapons' range of any infantry or armor battalion, and relay them to the fire support element for engagement with indirect fire support.