suppressive fire

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suppressive fire

Fires on or about a weapons system to degrade its performance below the level needed to fulfill its mission objectives, during the conduct of the fire mission. See also fire.
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Noun1.suppressive fire - fire on or about a weapon system to degrade its performance below what is needed to fulfill its mission objectives
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
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