fire-control system


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fire-control system

[′fīr kən‚trōl ‚sis·təm]
(ordnance)
A setup for control of the aiming and firing of guns, rockets, or guided missiles.
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The sensor and computer in the fire-control system calculate the time it will take the round to reath the target by factoring in the distance it needs to travel and the speed at which it travels, Fish added.
This basic configuration of a central processing unit able to accept target data and automatically generate commands for the guns has remained the central concept of the modern fire-control system, but since the mid-1980s, three advances in technology have transformed the effectiveness of indirect artillery fire:
In December 2003, SaabTech (Jarfalla, Sweden) received a $14-million order for its CEROS 200 multi-sensor fire-control systems to be installed aboard the new PKX-class fast-patrol boats to be built for the Republic of (South) Korea Navy (ROKN).
For the latter technique, the pilot would aim at an identifiable remote point (up to 20 km from the target), and the fire-control system would perform the weapon delivery automatically, computing speed, course, and time from the remote aiming point to the actual target.
The analog Kalmar fire-control system was replaced by a digital system -- the Kryl-D, designed by Przemyslowy Instytut Telekomunikacji (Warsaw, Poland) and the Gdansk Institute of Technology (Gdansk, Poland).
The SAAM/FR system comprises the Sylver vertical-launch module, each with eight Aster 15 Naval missiles and a fire-control system that uses the French Arabel multifunction radar.
The IAF had previously demanded access to the source code for the main onboard computer used aboard the Apaches, which controls the EW suite and fire-control system (including the Longbow radar), but this was rejected by the US government (see "Israel Delays Apache Deal," February 2000, p.
The new equipment includes Aqareb wheeled tank which is equipped with a 90-mm cannon and the latest generation of fire-control systems with an independent suspension system; an armed 4*4 robot which is capable of carrying two missiles and 600kg of load and conducting reconnaissance and combat missions with the operational range of 2km; and an ultra-light track vehicle which can travel at a maximum speed of 100km in bumpy roads and 130km in graveled roads with operational range of 400km.
Steve Kantor, president of L-3 s Electronic Systems Group said, This important win provides our customer with a new and advanced capability and demonstrates the ROK s confidence in L-3 Warrior Systems ability to fulfill global requirements for technologically advanced sensor fire-control systems, while consistently meeting cost and schedule constraints.
1 July 2010 - Swedish defence and aerospace group Saab AB (STO: SAAB B) announced Wednesday a SEK220m deal to upgrade the combat and fire-control systems of the Finnish Navy's Rauma-class missile boats.
The fire-control systems include a new radar (a slightly modified version of the N001M radar found on Chinese Su-27MKK2 aircraft), enabling the aircraft to perform ground- and sea-target detection.