point target


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point target

[′pȯint ‚tär·gət]
(electromagnetism)
In radar, an object which returns a target signal by reflection from a relatively simple discrete surface; such targets are ships, aircraft, projectiles, missiles, and buildings.
(ordnance)
A precise target of small dimensions.

point target

A target of such small dimension that it requires the accurate placement of an ordnance to neutralize or destroy it. An area target can consist of many point targets.
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Range: 300 meters max effective range for point target
Work completed in the northern area, approximately 50 km north of the town of Jacobina, includes completion of four diamond drill holes totaling 1,285 metres in the Entry Point target area and four holes totaling 807 metres in the Fumaca target area.
VILLA chairman Doug Ellis last night set his side a 60 point target as they opened the back door to Europe with a fifth successive win.
MICK McCARTHY last night set his Irish stars a 23 point target to qualify for next summers World Cup Finals.
5 miles east south-east of the Portage Zone and one mile south of the Sandy Point Target area.
He now rates Glenavon as safe from relegation, having set a 38 point target to achieve that goal.
The fund will offer a 50 basis point target expense ratio after expense waivers.
He has set his team a 46 point target which means they need 29 points from their remaining 17 games.
Lockheed Martin said, the missile defeats advanced armour and urban point targets in the presence of severe electro-optical countermeasures, with less collateral damage.
BAE SYSTEMS Distributed Aperture Semi-Active Laser Seeker (DASALS) takes advantage of multiple distributed apertures to effectively convert an unguided munition or rocket into a "precision" weapon that seeks and destroys enemy lightly armored and point targets while preventing collateral damage.
Army Apache and Marine Corps Super Cobra helicopters, defeats advanced armor, and point targets in the presence of severe electro-optical countermeasures.