fleeting target

fleeting target

[¦flēd·iŋ ′tär·gət]
(ordnance)
Moving or transient target that remains within observing or firing distance for such a short period that it affords little time for deliberate adjustment and fire against it; for example, aircraft, vehicles, marching troops, and so forth.
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Any field operation against an ephemeral, fleeting target, such as a secret group, is more symbolic than anything else.
Again Osborne rewrites history, focusing on his latest fleeting target to clear the deficit six years from now.
Hitting a handful of wetlands can quickly produce a limit, but for seasoned waterfowlers, a fleeting target isn't the same as one that is decoyed and brought into range.
The enemy is often a fleeting target mixed into urban settings along with the civilian populace.
This precision geolocation enables surgical finish operations that emphasize speed to catch a fleeting target. The emphasis on the finish was not only to remove a combatant from the battlefield, but also to take an opportunity to gain more information on the globalized and networked foe.
A time sensitive target requires immediate response because it poses a clear and present danger to friendly forces or is a highly lucrative but fleeting target of opportunity.
A deer rifle should handle like a fine shotgun, for quick, accurate shooting at sudden, fleeting targets. A mountain rifle should be accurate but light enough to carry.
The.se allow one to more quickly find and superimpose the sight on the target, engage moving or fleeting targets more easily, and most don't require that you have to change focus from the target back to the sight, or at least entirely.
The Air Force is rushing to train analysts to pore over UAV feeds and create so-called "actionable intelligence" that commanders can use to locate fleeting targets. Some military organizations increasingly are relying on automated "sensor fusion" software to create intelligence products.
The US Army defended its interest in drones on the grounds that it needs to be able to respond rapidly to demands from its forces for contact and to deal with fleeting targets. With the advent of the programme(3) this need was transformed into acquisition.
As a result of the team's efforts, the Joint Forces will have enhanced network-centric capabilities for combat situational awareness and engagement of fleeting targets with minimal risk of collateral damage.
It is the epicenter of our technological advances and a showcase of our shift from scheduled air offensive against massed enemies and fixed sites to on-call aircraft, ready to strike time sensitive fleeting targets on this fluid and asymmetric battlefield.