fire control

noun

Definition of fire control

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

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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. sandiegouniontribune.com, "May 27, 1954: Explosion rips carrier Bennington," 27 May 2018 Also assisting fire control efforts were 180 engines, 24 water tenders, 32 dozers and 27 helicopters. Julia Sclafani, sacbee, "Northern California wildfire updates: Pacific Crest Trail closures in effect despite progress on Klamathon Fire," 11 July 2018 Upgrades over the years have included improved armor, fire control and a new navigation system. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Army’s Next Fighting Vehicle Will Be a Troop Carrier," 28 June 2018 Targeting, guidance on the move, fire control, ISR and other assets are necessary for these kinds of weapons to function as advertised. Kris Osborn, Fox News, "Navy to explode bombs near new USS Ford carrier and finalize weapons," 14 May 2018 The remote fire control system is also a problem, with the 2A72 experiencing a lag before firing six times and an outright failure once. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia’s Tank Drone Performed Poorly in Syria," 18 June 2018

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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