naval gunfire support

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naval gunfire support

Fire provided by Navy surface gun systems in support of a unit or units tasked with achieving the commander's objectives. A subset of naval surface fire support. Also called NGFS. See also naval surface fire support.
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Commander, 7th Singapore Infantry Brigade (7 SIB), Colonel Wilson Low and Commanding Officer, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, USMC, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hays co-officiated at the closing ceremony this afternoon.
The battle, which lasted six hours, featured naval gunfire duels between USS Massachusetts and the disabled French battleship Jean Bart.
Marine Corps' Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Companies, also known as ANGLICOs.
The Task Force was responsible for three task missions: providing air and naval gunfire support along the Korean Peninsula's west coast, blockading North Korea on both coasts, and escorting convoys to and from Japan.
As a combat photographer working out of Saigon in 1969 and 70,1 was doing a story on naval gunfire support and somehow persuaded an equally goofy U.
But the power of naval gunfire and of cruise missiles is undisturbed if your enemy doesn't have a carrier, or an air force.
In a well-planned operation with armoured units piercing the extremist lines, they poured through the city centre in an operation supplemented by artillery, air strikes and naval gunfire.
He served in convoys to reinforce Malta with fighter planes in 1942; provided top cover for the British landings in North Africa in November 1942; protected Lend-Lease convoys off the coast of Norway; directed naval gunfire onto targets in France after D-Day; and, as a squadron commander, flew strikes on Japan in 1945.
naval gunfire on Tuesday while fishing off the Gaza Strip, dpa cited a Palestinian official and medics.
HMS Euryalus played a key role in the Gallipoli campaign by taking the 1st Battalion of the Lancashire Fussillers ashore and providing naval gunfire.
HMS Euryalus played a key role in the First World War Gallipoli campaign by taking the 1st Battalion of The Lancashire Fusiliers ashore and providing naval gunfire.
Four 30 mm rapid-fire guns will provide the ship with close-in-defence capability, while an MR gun will enable her to provide effective naval gunfire support.