field weapons

field weapons

[′fēld ‚wep·ənz]
(ordnance)
Weapons designed or intended for actual use in the field.
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Initially, ammunition for a range of rockets, air defence system, artillery guns, infantry combat vehicles, grenade launchers and various other field weapons would be produced under "strict timelines", a source said.
Hezbollah may also field weapons systems that could evade David's Sling, such as anti-ship cruise missiles used in a land attack role.
The purpose of operational testing is to assure the military services field weapons that work in combat.
By publicly demonstrating the capability to rapidly develop and field weapons systems that are simultaneously inexpensive, simple, and technologically advanced, you provided our enemies, the Minotaur-Squids of the Indigo Zone, with an example they could follow, and which they did indeed follow.
Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) liaison offices to more quickly field weapons systems and support technologies.
Goldblade unleash the musical equivalent of a full-on beach assault incorporating heavy artillery, landing craft and an assortment of nuclear field weapons.
With a mandate to help DoD scientists and engineers develop, test and field weapons systems faster and more efficiently, the MSRC relies on some of the world's newest, most scalable and most powerful supercomputers.
But aircraft will continue to field weapons specially designed to tune into and target radar, given that some air-defense systems may be a lot more sophisticated than simply a couple of older radars mounted on trucks.
The country's ground-troop strength has been cut in half-to 2 million-since the seventies, and most of its soldiers field weapons that are a quarter-century old.
However, it must be stressed that they are intended for special force applications only: it is not intended that they should become standard field weapons.
The strategy document itself is classified, but an 11-page summary shows it calls for building a larger, more agile military, strengthening military alliances from the Middle East to Asia and reforming the Pentagon's acquisition programmes to field weapons equipment more quickly, with upgrades made as needed afterward.