fire direction center


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fire direction center

That element of a command post, consisting of gunnery and communications personnel and equipment, by means of which the commander exercises fire direction and/or fire control. The fire direction center receives target intelligence and requests for fire, and translates them into appropriate fire direction. The fire direction center provides timely and effective tactical and technical fire control in support of current operations. Also called FDC.
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What the course focuses on, however, is the constant modernization of the fire direction center.
He also has good situational awareness gained through the communications that link him to the firing units, the fire direction center, supporting indirect fire units, and the unit commander.
We would man each section with two fire direction center personnel, two gunners, and two ammunition bearers.
The 11C Soldiers conduct their own MOS-specific tasks such as the tactical employment of the infantry mortar platoon, fire support planning, forward observation procedures, fire direction center procedures, maintenance, and survey techniques.
The M96 MFCS is used in the fire direction center (FDC) and consists primarily of the commander's interface computer.
During grid missions, the observer often does not send the OT direction, and the fire direction center (FDC) must request it from the observer or, in the case with mortars, default to the gun target (GT) line.
If approved, the mission is sent to a mortar unit's fire direction center (FDC).
The direct support battalion Fire Direction Center (FDC) is the NCS.
By establishing checkpoints along company boundaries, integrating copies of the company's graphics, and forcing companies to report their locations every 500 meters, or every 30 minutes, the battalion commander is always aware of his force distribution, as are the battalion fire support element and the fire direction center.