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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* Challenges in integrating indirect fire systems onto armoured platforms
'It started with a bomb run followed by rockets from our MG-520 [helicopters] and then indirect fires from our howitzers before we did the ground maneuvers that resulted in multiple encounters,' said Sobejana, wherein initially, two bandits were killed along with one soldier.
CMDS programs include: Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept, Sentinel Radar, STINGER-based Avenger and Manportable Air Defense System.--Boyd Collins, CMDS Communications
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.
Historically, the primary threat to Jalalabad Army Airfield has been indirect fire consisting of both 107 and 122mm rockets.
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.
The ground forces clashed with them with direct and indirect fire. With the grace of God, our gallant forces managed to defeat the hostile evil elements, backed by direct air strikes carried out by the Air Force toward the groups, which led to the destruction of their vehicles and damage of the equipment they used.
What armies have always required for their artillery is greater range and increased accuracy--but today those two important elements that allow indirect fire to maintain its importance have to do so in scenarios where collateral damage has become a key issue of concern and where defining the whole area of responsibility is not always clear-cut.
She said there had been no direct attack on the air base, adding: "There were reports of ineffective indirect fire in the vicinity of the base".
Since SPGs are artillery units, they specialise in indirect fire, not requiring line-of-sight to fire at an opponent.
The CTS sedan features 16 indirect fire LED lights on each headlamp with eight LEDs beginning on the fender of the car and an additional eight LEDs continuing down the front bumper.