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the art or science of strengthening defenses

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Detailed mapping of this nature not only illuminates the military history of specific combat events and operations--what Rass and Lohmeier (2011) term 'micro-history'--but also opens up the possibility of wider comparisons between field fortification practice in differing physical and operational contexts, and between opposing forces.
A new munition, called the Individual Assault Weapon (IAW), will address the need for a multipurpose munition that will ultimately weigh as little as 10 pounds and provide lethal effects against threats protected by a variety of structures, field fortifications, and light armored vehicles at distances up to 300 meters.
HEP-T round--is used against field fortifications, bunkers, buildings, crew-served weapon emplacements and troops, where blast, concussion and fragmentation are desired with secondary armor defeating capabilities.
More than 200,000 yards of barbed wire were used to construct field fortifications.
5-second delay would be extremely effective against buildings and field fortifications.
This reduction was based on two thoughts: First, the return to open warfare reduced the dependence on field fortifications, a major task of the engineers.
CKEM will defeat enemy-armored vehicles, light-armored vehicles, helicopters, bunkers, field fortifications and crew-served weapons.
During the Revolution, these miners and sappers worked on field fortifications and roads.
CKEM will defeat enemy armored vehicles, light armored vehicles, helicopters, bunkers, field fortifications and crew-served weapons.
The engineer troops of the Confederacy were generally committed to constructing and improving field fortifications deployed to the coastal and interior defenses, and it was in this capacity that they were superior to their Union counterparts.
In Afghanistan and Iraq the Javelin not only proved to be a superior tank killer, but was extremely effective against buildings and field fortifications and for surveillance operations.
Javelin is not only the world's most lethal medium range anti-armor system, but the weapon is ideally suited for engaging bunkers, buildings and field fortifications," said Mike Crisp, president, Javelin Joint Venture.
This TOW 2A modification is designed to destroy bunker and field fortifications and breech walls, including triple thick brick and reinforced concrete.