mission cycle

mission cycle

The mission cycle, as it pertains to targeting, is a decisionmaking process used by commanders to employ forces. Within the cycle there are six general mission steps: detection, location, identification, decision, execution, and assessment.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Its crew is highly trained and capable of supporting the boat through any mission cycle within short notice, the embassy said.
Applying a 24-hour mission cycle to the FoF training in total, there were 15 missions that offered potential for MWD participation.
We want our Sailors to be successful, so we decided to put the smoking lamp out during this mission cycle," said Michigan Command Master Chief Victor Smith.
The objective COA is developed through the enabler's mission cycle which, when analyzed, predicts the time and space of future potential LOD breaches (see Figure 2.) The mission cycle model is merely a predictive tool that attempts to predict the timing of future breaches of the LOD by delineating the days between the effort's missions.
These were quickly incorporated into the mission cycle, giving the convoy commanders excellent defensive capabilities.
"You need birds to fuel the trans mission cycle and, right now, the bird population in these areas is almost nonexistent." However, she said, the CDC has deployed entomologists to monitor mosquito populations and to assist with vector control in the affected areas.
As to the transformation impact, you have redesigned maintenance with a greater eye towards prevention and attention to mission cycle. One of my own goals is to reduce the need for spares and the need for field change-out.
Both the acquisition cycle and the commander's military mission cycle have a planning phase.
The technology which is the backbone of the ECR fighter is the data-link, through which the EC play-by-play is put "on the air." In all phases of the air combat mission cycle -- planning, execution and post-mission analysis -- such data are vital.
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