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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Caption: With the objective of both decreasing crew size and enhancing the speed and responsiveness of fire missions the PzH-2000 has automated many of the gun servicing, laying, and fire control processes.
The amount of combat patrols conducting kinetic missions necessitates far fewer fire missions, and our limited combat power simply does not demand the volume of indirect fire once commonplace in Afghanistan.
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.
In September 2005, Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment conducted the first-ever combat fire mission using Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System-Unitary (GMLRS-U) rockets against enemy positions in Tal Afar, Iraq.
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.
They flew to Fort Sill, Okla., landed on a dirt runway, and then, within 15 minutes, offloaded, set up, and prepared to receive a fire mission.
"I just want to confirm with you that that counter fire mission resulted in four howitzers destroyed and 35 men killed."
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.
Its main purpose is to process fire mission and other related information that coordinates and optimizes the use of all fire-support assets.