fire control

noun

Definition of fire control 

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

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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 Virtually all the city’s fire fighting equipment and men and numerous military fire control units aided in checking the fire, which flared for four hours before being controlled. Johnny Miller — Jack Viets, San Francisco Chronicle, "Eat-and-greet on Mayor Alioto’s agenda, 1968," 9 May 2018 About 20 firefighters from Norrisville Volunteer Fire Company responded and had the fire controlled in about 20 minutes, investigators said. Erika Butler, The Aegis, "Fires in Jarrettsville, Pylesville, Edgewood cause combined $90,000 in damage," 10 Apr. 2018 Such an intercept is very tricky, because a radar and fire control system would have to detect, track, and fire a microwave or laser beam against an incoming artillery round long enough to cause a detonation. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch Microwave and Laser Weapons Knock Drones Out of the Sky," 26 Mar. 2018

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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