Indirect fire, or IDF, is a dangerous form of munitions fire on a target that was unintended. At Forward Operating Base Shank, soldiers utilize patrols to stop incoming IDF fire. However, there are still occasions when IDF rounds can hit the FOB. To improve base safety, Shank is using the Phalanx Weapons System, typically used by the U.S. Navy, found further use by shooting down incoming indirect fire.
Watch this video to see the system fulfilling its purpose on FOB Shank.
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