from OB Fenty directly impact their ability to stage and launch, complicating their decision-making process.
When the enemy indirect fire
teams brought their firing points within a closer range, the FOB's organic assets became increasingly available to provide early warning.
They hit us with IDF (Indirect Fire
) and that was when our training paid off.
Recognizing those deficiencies in 2000, the Directorate of Land Requirements stood up a project office to find a weapon system that would provide an entirely new capability for infantry to engage enemy targets with direct and indirect fire
out to a range of two kilometres.
Last month saw 369 "indirect fire
" attacks - the lowest number since February 2006.
The M1200 Armored Knight is an ASV equipped with a sensor package used to locate and designate targets for indirect fire
and laser-guided weapons.
"There was an indirect fire
incident that killed three coalition force service members and wounded two," Lieutenant Michael Street said.
Mr Short said Maj Harding appeared to have gone to the sangar in a bid to find the source of repeated indirect fire
(IDF) attacks on the compound.
He said: "The tragic loss of these three servicemen was a result of an indirect fire
attack from road militia firing at the Contingency Operating Base.
An MoD spokeswoman said they were killed in an "indirect fire
attack" on the Contingency Operating Base in Basra, Iraq.
"As a result of the recent increase of indirect fire
attacks on the International Zone, outdoor movement is restricted to a minimum," the order states.
Sporadic small-arms and indirect fire
continued for about an hour.