fire mission


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fire mission

1. Specific assignment given to a fire unit as part of a definite plan.
2. Order used to alert the weapon/battery area and indicate that the message following is a call for fire.
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Many of these SPAs still have the advantage of crew protection and prolonged sustained fire missions due to their possibility of assisted or automatic loading, However, Nexter has developed, and Denmark ordered earlier this year, 15 examples of an eight-wheel drive version of the CAESAR with a protected cab and semi-automatic loading of the charge and projectile.
We expended no more than 2,300 rounds on our fire mission into Chalatenango and Cinquera (Cabanas Province) and before we finished, all three original guns had failed and we were forced to call upon the spares.
I just want to confirm with you that that counter fire mission resulted in four howitzers destroyed and 35 men killed.
A Call for Fire mission would be intercepted immediately.
But the information in a fire mission format focuses upon the technicalities of its execution.
It not only performs all ballistic calculations but will accept the fire mission directly from the observer providing both increased response and user redundancy.
landed on a dirt runway, and then, within 15 minutes, offloaded, set up, and prepared to receive a fire mission.
In the old model, a specifically trained Forward Observer was directed to attack key targets, then formatted and sent the fire mission through his supported unit's Fire Support Coordination Center, where it was prioritized and entered into a queue, based on its urgency relative to a "Commander's Guidance" list.
Using a standard military map, a forward observer calls in grid coordinates for a fire mission.
Its main purpose is to process fire mission and other related information that coordinates and optimizes the use of all fire-support assets.
Having completed the fire mission it can be expected, at least against an equally technically capable opponent, that the gun position has been detected and may be targeted in return by the enemy.