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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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.
The accused started direct fire at police and in retaliation they escaped.
Small squads of these Marines infiltrate deep behind enemy lines to identify targets and direct fire from aircraft, ground artillery, and naval guns.
With the system, the UK Army can conduct large-scale, force-on-force combat exercises with realistic but simulated direct fire from artillery, mortars, mines and bombs, as well as nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.
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.
However, few are aware that the mortar can also be utilized in a direct fire roll.
The crew, which is also referred to as a "Type 2 initial attack hand crew,'' engaged in direct fire suppression, working on the fire line up to 14 days -- building fire breaks, securing fire perimeters, containing fires and protecting structures.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has been appalled by the continuing trend for healthcare facilities, staff and vehicles to come under direct fire in Gaza since the escalation of violence on July 8.
The multinational force in a brief statement said: "An International Security Assistance Force service member died following a direct fire attack by enemy forces in eastern Afghanistan today.
An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member died after direct fire attack by enemy forces in southern Afghanistan today," the NATO-led ISAF coalition forces said in a press release.
The NATO led force announced the death of its soldier in a brief statement saying that the soldier died in a direct fire attack by enemy forces on Monday.
NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) following a statement said that one International Security Assistance Force service member and one ISAF civilian were killed during a direct fire attack in eastern Afghanistan, according to Afghan (Khma Press).

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