direct fire


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direct fire

Fire delivered on a target using the target itself as a point of aim for either the weapon or the director.
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Noun1.direct fire - fire delivered on a target that is visible to the person aiming itdirect fire - fire delivered on a target that is visible to the person aiming it
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
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(TAP) - The Ministry of Defence, on Monday, warned against approaching closed military zones, military operations areas or buffer border areas, at risk of being exposed to direct fire from military units operating in these areas.
The vehicle came under direct fire and was also targetted by an improvised explosive device (IED) while conducting a routine security patrol in the area.
Earlier in June this year, a soldier was martyred when an army vehicle came under an attack in the Boya area of North Waziristan district.The vehicle came under direct fire and was also targetted by an improvised explosive device while conducting a routine security patrol in the area.
Operating exclusively during nighttime hours, these unmanned missions replaced the equivalent of 900 convoys and eliminated 46,000 hours of exposure to IEDs, direct fire, and other threat to troops on dangerous roads.
Zagala said assault rifles are the primary direct fire weapons used by our infantry troops participating in armed battles against the enemy, while mortars are indirect fire weapons mainly used to support the infantry.
Right after this accomplishment a terrorist headquarter on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border was hit through direct fire. The officer named the post as Sibt-e-Hassan Post.
On resistance, the dacoits opened direct fire on the salesman who was rushed to nearby hospital but succumbed to his injuries before reaching the hospital.
PPP local accused the senior vice president of PTI, Ali Haider Zaidi, for opening direct fire on their camp in Karachi's Hakeem Saeed Ground.
It was on December 5, 1971 that while braving intense shelling and direct fire from enemy tanks and infantry, he went from trench to trench delivering ammunition to the frontline soldiers.
Small squads of these Marines infiltrate deep behind enemy lines to identify targets and direct fire from aircraft, ground artillery, and naval guns.
A Ministry statement said that during the inspection tour of al-Obeidi to the military units in Nineveh operations Sector, accompanied by a number of senior officers of the Ministry, the Minister's convoy exposed to direct fire followed by shelling with mortars near the village of Imam Gharbi west of Qayyarah between the base and the Jehla area.

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