Target fifteen

18:48 Dec 7, 2010
English to Italian translations [PRO]
Military / Defense
English term or phrase: Target fifteen
It appears in the radio transmission between two helicopters and their ground control during the July 12th, 2007 Baghdad airstrike.
I'm guessing it might refer to some "code 15", but I'm not sure.
Here's what they're saying:

00:14 I got a black vehicle under target. It's arriving right to the north of the mosque.
00:17 Yeah, I would like that. Over.
00:21 Moving south by the mosque dome. Down that road.
00:27 Okay we got a target fifteen coming at you. It's a guy with a weapon.
00:32 Roger [acknowledged].
00:39 There's a...
00:42 There's about, ah, four or five...
00:44 Bushmaster Six [ground control] copy One-Six.

Later on they also name a "target twenty":

16:27 Roger I copy ground level. Over.
16:30 One-Eight roger.
16:33 Can I get a grid to that one more time please?
16:36 Target twenty.
16:36 Roger.
16:40 You want me to take over talking to them?
16:42 S'alright.
16:46 Seven-Six Romeo Over.

So I'm assuming they're codes, but I couldn't find anything about their meaning. Does anyone know any more?
Michele Pescosolido
Local time: 02:19

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Target 150 deg. bearing

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Reference: Target 150 deg. bearing

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