fire control


Definition of fire control

: the planning, preparation, and delivery of fire on targets

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Lockheed Martin of Bethesda appointed Frank St. John executive vice president of the company’s rotary and mission systems business and Scott Greene executive vice president of the company’s missiles and fire control business. Washington Post, "Washington-area appointments and promotions for July 8," 8 July 2019 The company’s missiles and fire control unit has announced a number of major contracts in recent months. Orla Mccaffrey, Dallas News, "Lockheed Martin's Grand Prairie division lands $562 million missile contract," 25 June 2019 Another cyber attack reportedly targeted Iranian missile fire control systems. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "DHS cyber director warns of surge in Iranian “wiper” hack attacks," 24 June 2019 Other features the Army wants in the fire control system include target tracking, facial recognition, wireless connectivity, and a one-second boot time. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Army’s New Rifle Comes With Tech Found in Tanks and iPhones," 3 June 2019 The combined Gatling gun-RAM launcher unit uses the Phalanx high resolution radar for initial tracking and fire control. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "The Navy's Ship Defense Missile Just Got Deadlier," 11 Apr. 2016 The high cost has Russia changing its tune, cutting the Armata purchase to rely instead on older T-72 and T-90 tanks modernized to incorporate new fire control, satellite navigation, reactive armor, and active protection systems. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russian Can't Afford To Give Its Next-Gen Battle Tanks to Most of its Army," 28 Aug. 2018 The fire control, including day and night optics, will be a maximum of three pounds. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "Army's new machine gun will blast like battle tanks," 19 July 2018 Seconds later alarm bells sounded and fire control and rescue parties sped down ladders into the smoking interior of the ship., "May 27, 1954: Explosion rips carrier Bennington," 27 May 2018

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First Known Use of fire control

1880, in the meaning defined above

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