target of opportunity


Also found in: Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

target of opportunity

A target visible to a surface or air sensor or observer, which is within range of available weapons and against which fire has not been scheduled or requested. See also target.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
References in periodicals archive ?
is the next available, highly visible, target of opportunity. It presents the U.N.
Women are a major target of opportunity for the tobacco industry, which needs to recruit new users to replace the nearly half of current users who will die prematurely from tobacco-related diseases.
LIAM is a real target of opportunity this year and one that can benefit our companies, our agents, and most of all our policyholders.
The target of opportunity campaign, sponsored by the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA), focused on the return of discretionary time to teachers, smaller class sizes, teacher-led professional development, and a reduction in paperwork, such as elementary report cards that are 14 pages long.
Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi said: "There was only one strike against what they called the target of opportunity. They knew where the target was and suspected he would move."