fire direction


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fire direction

[′fīr də‚rek·shən]
(ordnance)
Tactical employment of fire power, exercise of tactical command of one or more units in the selection of targets, concentration or distribution of fire, and allocation of ammunition for each mission.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Digital computation and networking have also changed fire direction and gun laying.
Once on ground, SFC Erik Olson, the section's platoon sergeant, and SSG Benjamin Gonzales, the fire direction NCO, conducted refresher training to solidify proficiency.
It is fitted with a digital fire control system that includes inertial navigation unit, GPS, digital gunners display, and digital communication between each gun and the Fire Direction Centre guided-precision system technology and other features that give the weapon the ability to determine its precise geographical location on its own.
Prior to that first firing, a fielding team from Fort Sill, Okla., provided instruction to the gun line, fire direction center, and fire supporters.
CTC Excalibur training should be scenario driven, to include procedures and battle drills required to accurately locate the target, clear airspace, synchronization and cross talk between fire support officers (FSOs) and fire direction centers (FDCs) to produce a BIP plan integrated with pre-planned airspace coordination measures (ACM).
As shown in black-dash-line region, the conventional balanced Vivaldi antenna has strong edge current, which radiates vertically with end fire direction. However, by etching I-shaped slots and cutting triangle on radiation patch, significant currents paths in black-dash-line region have been altered as shown in Fig.
CW3 Eric Bray began his military career as an MLRS fire direction specialist in Field Artillery in 1996.
The impacts are monitored and relayed back to the fire direction center by an observation team stationed at the range.
When he could no longer communicate with the Fire Direction Center (FDC), his team formed a defensive perimeter outside his bunker and continued to fight.
All battalion and higher FA units possess an organic Fire Direction Center (FDC) or a Fire Control Element (FCE).
We set up an OE254 antenna outside the facility which connected the battalion fires cell in the simulator inside the facility with the observers and mortar fire direction center (FDC) on the live-fire range.
The MFCS uses the same computers, displays and software in the tracked M577 fire direction centre, the M1064 mortar carrier and the Stryker MCV-B.

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