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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

Acronym:

FO

Broader Terms:

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

Narrower Terms:

COLT
M7 Bradley Fire Support Vehicle
military observers
UAS

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
spotter
target acquisition radars


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