area target


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area target

[′er·ē·ə ¦tär·gət]
(ordnance)
A target attacked by area bombing, consisting of an area such as an entire munitions factory, rather than a single building or similar point target.

area target

A target consisting of an area rather than a single point. There, however, may be a number of individual targets or aiming points within an area target.
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Maximum effective range: Individual/point target: 1,805 ft.; area target: 2,625 ft.
Maximum effective range: Individual/point target: 495 ft., area target: 1,155 ft.
Maximum effective range: Area target: 5,906 ft.; point target: 2,625 ft.
Maximum effective range: Area target 1,968 ft.; point target 1,640 ft.
Maximum effective range: Area target 2,624 ft.; point target 1,804 ft.; launcher area target 1,148 ft.; launcher point target 492 ft.
Maximum effectiveness range: Area target 5,905 ft.; point target 2,624 ft.
But Wales bucked the national trend, meeting 50% of its post code area targets compared to 23.7% for the rest of the UK.
An operation will see the Greets Green area targeted in an attempt to reduce the rising number of people driving off without paying for petrol.
In April 2003, wildlife biologist Heuer and filmmaker Leanne Allison, his wife, set out on a journey to document the round-trip migration of the porcupine caribou herd between the Porcupine River in Yukon territory and Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), an area targeted for exploration and drilling by oil companies.