weapon system


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weapon system

n
(Military) military a weapon and the components necessary to its proper function, such as targeting and guidance devices
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Noun1.weapon system - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or huntingweapon system - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
bow - a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow
bow and arrow - a weapon consisting of arrows and the bow to shoot them
brass knuckles, brass knucks, knuckle duster, knuckles, knucks - a small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand
fire ship - a weapon consisting of a ship carrying explosives that is set adrift to destroy enemy ships
flamethrower - a weapon that squirts ignited fuel for several yards
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
instrument - a device that requires skill for proper use
knife - a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
light arm - a rifle or pistol
missile - a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
pike - medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet
projectile, missile - a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
slasher - a weapon (a sword or dagger) used for slashing
sling - a simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released
lance, spear, shaft - a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
stun baton, stun gun - a weapon designed to disable a victim temporarily by delivering a nonlethal high-voltage electric shock
sword, steel, blade, brand - a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
hatchet, tomahawk - weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians
W.M.D., weapon of mass destruction, WMD - a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
arms, implements of war, munition, weaponry, weapons system - weapons considered collectively
Greek fire - a mixture used by Byzantine Greeks that was often shot at adversaries; catches fire when wetted
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The weapon system has excellent electronic counter measures and high kill probability.
Wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd (NASDAQ:ESLT) (TASE:ESLT), Elbit Systems of America revealed on Wednesday that it was awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract for the production of 60mm, 81mm and 120mm Mortar Weapon Systems from the US Army.
BAE Systems, Weapon Systems and Munitions, based in the US, will lead on the work to bring the weapons system into service, with subcontractor work being undertaken by: BAE Maritime Services Frimley & Broad Oak to develop, supply and integrate MIFS gunfire control; BAE Munitions Glascoed, which is carrying out the UK ammunition qualification and; BAE Weapons Systems Barrow, which is supporting the UK equipment safety cases.
Before doing so, however, the article presents a stage-setting vignette to establish an understanding of weapon system capabilities and their employment against an adversary.
They are taught how to assemble, disassemble, load, fire, and reduce stoppage on each weapon system.
DOD's portfolio of weapon system programs has grown at a pace that far exceeds available resources.
In the mid-1960s, for example, the objective of "Total Procurement" was to transfer more risk to defense contractors by competitively bidding fixed-price contracts over both development and production phases of a weapon system.
Personnel from the TCG visit the member country and provide briefings of current and upcoming issues, complete financial status of the case, any new development with the weapon system (proposed modifications and upgrades), discuss any country-specific problems or concerns, and are available to help troubleshoot weapon system problems.
IMI was the original developer of the B-300 man-portable, anti-tank weapon system for the Israel Defense Forces, which led to its selection as a basis for the US Marine Corps' SMAW weapon system.
In addition to improving the distance and accuracy of weapon systems, castings are helping vehicles move quicker and faster to ensure the safe return of the men and women who are putting their lives on the line in the field of battle.
BAE SYSTEMS designs, manufactures and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, space systems, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, guided weapon systems and a range of other defense products.

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