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.
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Digital computation and networking have also changed fire direction and gun laying.
The paladins and M102 Howitzers share the same fire direction center--the computer nerve center of the gun-line.
Powder temperature data was relayed to the fire direction control center, which cranked that factor into their calculations for the elevations of our guns.
All battalion and higher FA units possess an organic Fire Direction Center (FDC) or a Fire Control Element (FCE).
The fire direction center (FDC) called over the radio "One-Two, you're primary.
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.
The elements the forward observer (FO), the gun line, and the fire direction center (FDC) require continual assessment of their respective complex individual and collective tasks to demonstrate technical proficiency and tactical awareness.
Upon graduation, he was drafted and trained in fire direction control, a position where, he joked, he was able to use his trigonometry skills.
He also has good situational awareness gained through the communications that link him to the firing units, the fire direction center, supporting indirect fire units, and the unit commander.

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