Target Of Opportunity Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
target of opportunity
1.) A target identified too late, or not selected for action in time, to be included in deliberate targeting that, when detected or located, meets criteria specific to achieving objectives and is processed using dynamic targeting.
2.) A target visible to a surface or air sensor or observer, which is within range of available weapons and against which fire has not been scheduled or requested.
- see also unplanned target
- see also dynamic targeting
- see also unanticipated target
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Term Classification: operations
Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Term sourced from JP 3-60: Joint Targeting, updated January 2013
This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015
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