battle damage assessment


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battle damage assessment

The timely and accurate estimate of damage resulting from the application of military force, either lethal or nonlethal, against a predetermined objective. Battle damage assessment can be applied to the employment of all types of weapon systems (air, ground, naval, and special forces weapon systems) throughout the range of military operations. Battle damage assessment is primarily an intelligence responsibility with required inputs and coordination from the operators. Battle damage assessment is composed of physical damage assessment, functional damage assessment, and target system assessment. Also called BDA. See also combat assessment.
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Additionally, battle damage assessments allowed the targeting working group to re-attack those HPTs missed in the previous cycle within the next 24-hour air tasking order.
Joint Forces Command Joint Warfighting Center, Commander's Handbook For Joint Battle Damage Assessment, 1-1 (June 1, 2004), http://www.
The civilians were discovered in the vehicles following the airstrike during a battle damage assessment, it said.
I would say what we saw from the images could be compared to seeing imagery of battle damage assessment," Captain Toroni said.
After the bomb fell, the F-16 sent a battle damage assessment photo.
The multifunction system will be capable of providing targeting information for laser- and GPS/INS-guided weapons, and of providing tactical reconnaissance and battle damage assessment services, he adds.
After a quick glance around to make sure the neighbors or worse yet, my boss (wife), hadn't witnessed my act of stupidity, I completed a quick battle damage assessment rating of "No injuries to report.
The Hunter acquires its targets with its electro-optical and infrared sensors, reports its findings to the ground station and receives a fire/no-fire command, after which, if fire, it launches the Viper Strike and guides it to the target and then performs battle damage assessment.
Initial battle damage assessment indicates that up to 55 insurgents were killed,'' it said.
It is "on-system" maintenance that relies on Line Replaceable Unit and component replacement, battle damage assessment and repair, recovery, and services.
ATFLIR supports precision strike missions employing laser-guided bombs and GPS-guided munitions during strike and reconnaissance missions involving close air support, suppression of enemy air defense and real time battle damage assessment.
Battle damage assessment and repair (BDAR) kits include electrical repair tool and consumable kits, high-and low-pressure fluid-line repair kits, and fuel cell or skin repair kits.

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