time on target


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time on target

[′tīm ȯn ′tär·gət]
(ordnance)
A method of firing on a target in which various artillery units time their fire so that all projectiles reach the target simultaneously.
A measure of the ability of a fire-control system or gunner to keep a weapon aimed at a moving target or to keep a weapon mounted on a moving vehicle aimed at a target; a useful evaluation of stabilizers.

time on target (TOT)

The time, either planned or actual, at which an aircraft strikes or photographs a target.