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forward observer

Definition/Scope: An observer operating with front line troops and trained to adjust ground or naval gunfire and pass back battlefield information. In the absence of a forward air controller, the observer may control close air support strikes. Ft Sill is the home of the FA. JP 1-02 and FM 1-02

Used For:

Fires WFF



Broader Terms:

EQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar
Fire Direction Center
Fire Support Combined Arms Tactical Trainer
Fires WFF
Fort Sill
Forward Air Controller
indirect fire support

Narrower Terms:

M7 Bradley Fire Support Vehicle
military observers

Related Terms:

Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System
artillery observer
counterfire detection radar
Forward Air Controller
Forward Air Controllers (Airborne)
Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team
Joint Fires Observer
target acquisition radars

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