Target Of Opportunity Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org

target of opportunity

Term Source: JP 3-60 (Joint Targeting) ?

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.

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In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Term Classification: operations

Source:

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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