minimum safe distance


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minimum safe distance

[′min·ə·məm ¦sāf ′dis·təns]
(ordnance)
In an atomic explosion, the total distance from desired ground zero (DGZ) to friendly positions required to ensure troops safety.
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"They breached the minimum safe distance requirements.
All targets are mensurated through the Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) and are outside of the minimum safe distance for the 155mm projectile.
Our unit, at multiple levels, takes great precaution in planning fires; therefore, no fire missions--precision or otherwise--are authorized within the minimum safe distance.
Such instruction should consist of, for example: maximum ranges of the mortars, basic loads for the mortars, rates of fire, the different employment options for the 60mm mortar (conventional, direct alignment, direct lay, and hand held), call for fire, minimum safe distance (MSD), risk estimate distances (REDs), and echelonment of fires.
The guidelines are designed to help set minimum safe distances in offshore wind farm planning taking into account all stakeholders.
Minimum safe distances in training and risk estimate distances in combat bring realism to training and devastating effects on the enemy in combat.
* Basic rules of safety during mine-clearing operations (for example, the minimum safe distances for mine clearance and BOD operations appropriate to the threat of blast and shrapnel).
Phase lines corresponding with the minimum safe distances of the weapon system covering the targets in front of the company were used as target turn-off/turn-on points.
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