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Fire and Forget

Definition of the noun Fire and Forget

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  1. [context: military technology] missile guidance system which does not require further control after launch, and can hit its target without the launcher being in line of sight of the target.


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Fire And Forget a.k.a. Fire-and-forget is a type of missile guidance which does not require further guidance after launch such as illumination of the target or wire guidance, and can hit its target without the launcher being in line-of-sight of the target. This is an important property for a guided weapon to have, since a person or vehicle that lingers near the target to guide the missile is vulnerable to attack and unable to carry out other tasks.

  • also known as 射後不理

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Google previewArmy Dictionary and Desk Reference (2010)

by Tim Zurick USAR

fire and forget Weapons that are smart but self-guided, not requiring continued target input (WPN) fire and maneuver Method of attack in which ...

Google previewDictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Jonathon Green

fire and forget n [Military] any missile thathas a selfguiding smart internal computerthatsteers ittowardsits target with no furtherhelp from its launcher andwhich canthus be 'forgotten' onceit ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of United States National Security (2005)

by Richard J. Samuels

Javelin, are “fire and forget” missiles, meaning that once the ATGM is launched, it directs itself toward the target using digital-imaging chips. A soldier sights the target through an optical or infrared ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Military Technology and Innovation (2004)

by Stephen Bull

The late 1990s saw the appearance of the Longbow Apache AH-64D, incorporating seeker-equipped "fire and forget" Hellfire antitank guided missiles. Perhaps most importantly, the Longbow radar was mast mounted, allowing the helicopter ...

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