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direct fire

[də¦rekt ′fīr]
(ordnance)
Fire delivered on a target in which the weapon sights are brought directly on the target.
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The secret to employing the mortar in the direct fire mode is the incorporation of a breech block and a pivoting base rather than the traditional base plate.
The high-pres sure barrel would be rifled and offer ranges of under 1000 metres in direct fire and up to 17 km in indirect fire, but the company is adamant that the combination of direct and indirect fire will accept no performance compromise.
Nato and the UNj ointly condemned the "lethal violence, including direct fire by a mob" in the Serb-controlled part of the town of Kosovska Mitrovica.
Examples of specific topics include fast calculation of direct fire trajectories taking the earth's rotation into account, an aerodynamic model for projectile flight simulation using unsteady time accurate computational fluid dynamic results, suppression of axial combustion instability in solid rocket motors, stochastic study of 60-mm gun-projectile responses, a method to increase the tip velocity of a shaped charge jet using a hollow cavity, offshore platforms survivability from underwater explosions, scalable parallel computation of explosively formed penetrators, data mining in military systems, and analysis of weapon systems protecting military camps against mortar fire.
As they one time told me, the one time their radios don't work, is when you're calling for direct fire. And it isn't going to be, "Have donuts, order some lunch, we'll be there after." It's got to be prompt.
This range would be well beyond the maximum range of tank main guns or direct fire anti-tank missiles.
Fire control room operator Jennifer Allan, 43, called Kate on her mobile phone and used the sound of sirens to direct fire crews to the scene.
The army intends to amalgamate different platforms into a 'direct fire unit' or approximately regimental strength.
A-10 aircraft, attack helicopters and direct fire weapons, 10 Taliban guerrillas were killed in two separate contacts, the statement said.
Within the platoon these patrols are treated as movements to contact due to the probability of encountering an improvised explosive device (IED) or a direct fire engagement.
The details of his commendation were that he helped to 'destroy an enemy tank at short range and direct fire on the enemy whilst preparing his disabled vehicle for recovery rather than withdrawing it and allowing the enemy to seize it'.
Will everyone understand "direct fire" or "fly-over" in their military context, or will people who hear these terms think of campfires or insects instead?

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