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fire delivered on a target that is visible to the person aiming it

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The secret to employing the mortar in the direct fire mode is the incorporation of a breech block and a pivoting base rather than the traditional base plate.
He said that police has no right to open direct fire and destroy a home.
In this phase, units entered the battlefield backed by aerial and artillery firepower and intelligence support by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in a bid to fulfill the (specified) objectives and bring the targets under direct fire," Sarkheili stated.
Both services currently have their own nerve centres to direct fire crews to the scenes of emergencies.
Both services currently have their own control rooms to direct fire crews to the scenes of emergencies.
Restrictions begin at three nautical miles of the cost of Gaza and fishermen are often subject to direct fire from the Israeli Navy.
embassy has been coming under direct fire for four days in a row," Hussein al-Falluji told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
He added "Three security perimeters were formed to secure the roads leading into the city to avoid direct fire, while we received support forces from the Interior Ministry which included a brigade headquarter plus 4 battalions and a company of dogs and explosives detective devices.
The Military Secretariat, which rules on gongs, will ask for evidence that Cpl Williams was under direct fire.
Crew action: a function performed by the crew to direct fire onto a target; stated upon the completion of the implied task as directed by the fire command.
The high-pres sure barrel would be rifled and offer ranges of under 1000 metres in direct fire and up to 17 km in indirect fire, but the company is adamant that the combination of direct and indirect fire will accept no performance compromise.
Nato and the UNj ointly condemned the "lethal violence, including direct fire by a mob" in the Serb-controlled part of the town of Kosovska Mitrovica.
Examples of specific topics include fast calculation of direct fire trajectories taking the earth's rotation into account, an aerodynamic model for projectile flight simulation using unsteady time accurate computational fluid dynamic results, suppression of axial combustion instability in solid rocket motors, stochastic study of 60-mm gun-projectile responses, a method to increase the tip velocity of a shaped charge jet using a hollow cavity, offshore platforms survivability from underwater explosions, scalable parallel computation of explosively formed penetrators, data mining in military systems, and analysis of weapon systems protecting military camps against mortar fire.
As they one time told me, the one time their radios don't work, is when you're calling for direct fire.
This range would be well beyond the maximum range of tank main guns or direct fire anti-tank missiles.
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