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Field Artillery

Definition/Scope: Equipment, supplies, ammunition, and personnel involved in the use of cannon, rocket, or surface-to-surface missile launchers. Field artillery cannons are classified according to caliber as follows. Light--120mm and less. Medium--121-160mm. Heavy--161-210mm. Very heavy--greater than 210mm. The Field Artillery Mission is to destroy, neutralize, or suppress the enemy by cannon, rocket, and missile fires and to integrate all fires into combined arms operations. Artillery soldiers have to closely rely on each other for both support and technical expertise. JP 1-02

Used For:

Fires WFF

Broader Terms:

Field Artillery and Fire Support Data Interoperability
Fire Direction Center
fire direction officer
Fire Support Officer
Fires WFF
joint fire support

Narrower Terms:

41st Fires Brigade
Close Air Support
collateral damage estimate
division artillery
Divisional MLRS Target Acquisition Battery
engagement method
field artillery fire support
Fire Direction Center
fire direction officer
fire direction system
Fire Support Officer
General Support Artillery
Heavy Division Target Acquisition Battery
Separate Brigade Target Acquisition Platoon
Target Acquisition Battery

Related Terms:

AFATDS Command and Staff Course
air support
AN/TPQ-36 (Firefinder)
Captain’s Career Course Field Artillery
direct support artillery
Fort Mccoy
General Support Artillery
Naval Surface Fire Support

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