indirect fire


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indirect fire

Fire delivered on a target that is not itself used as a point of aim for the weapons or the director.
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Noun1.indirect fire - fire delivered on a target that is not itself used as the point of aim for the weapons
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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CMDS programs include: Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept, Sentinel Radar, STINGER-based Avenger and Manportable Air Defense System.
Caption: A Navy and Air Force AIM-9X Sidewinder Air Intercept Missile launches from the Army's MultiMission Launcher during a recent Indirect Fire Protection Capability test at White Sands Missile Range, N.
The concept of using a mortar in, both, an indirect fire and a direct fire mode had its advent during World War II when the Swiss developed a 105mm breech-loaded mortar.
Dubbed as PH-US Indirect Fires Operations Subject Matter Expert Exchange Training (SMEET), the activity is hosted by the Philippine Army Artillery Regiment (AAR).
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We can confirm an indirect fire attack by enemy forces at Forward Operating Base Torkham today.
11C10-OSUT (ST), Phase 1; Indirect Fire Infantryman
We can confirm four International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service members died following an indirect fire attack in eastern Afghanistan today," the ISAF said in a press release.
A US official said insurgents hit the base with indirect fire.
During the initial indirect fire attacks, the enemy engaged FOB Loyalty near the maximum firing range of the weapon system used.
Task Force Helmand spokesman Major Ian Lawrence said: "Sadly, I must report that today, two soldiers from The Royal Logistic Corps attached to 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh Battlegroup were killed in an indirect fire attack on their base in Nahr-e-Saraj.
Task Force Helmand spokesman Major Ian Lawrence said: "Sadly, I must report that today that two soldiers from The Royal Logistic Corps attached to 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh Battlegroup were killed in an indirect fire attack on their base.