close support


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close support

That action of the supporting force against targets or objectives which are sufficiently near the supported force as to require detailed integration or coordination of the supporting action with the fire, movement, or other actions of the supported force. See also direct support; general support; mutual support; support.
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Noun1.close support - close-in firing by one unit against an enemy engaged by another unit
reinforcement, reenforcement, support - a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; "they called for artillery support"
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Great ball transfer and deft distribution, allied to close support from deep, brought two tries to wing Jason Harries, another for Pugh and one to centre Dylan Morgans.
But the project also offers additional close support to youngsters who struggle with numeracy and literacy and offers help and emotional as well as practical support to young people experiencing problems.
Participants performed a variety of operations, including irregular warfare and mass casualty extractions, search and rescue night missions, and aerial support from close support aircraft.
He moved to 104 Force Support Battalion Reme in 2011 before being attached to 4 Close Support Battalion Reme for its deployment to Afghanistan.
PAF and Army Aviation elements provided close support to the maneuvering land forces.
The news was leaked last week to 180 soldiers of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps' 170 Squadron, now on duty giving close support to forward command posts.
The first unit to move will be 43 Close Support Squadron of the Royal
Much of his fast-paced role involved working with the Colchester-based 13 Air Assault Close Support Regiment by resupplying soldiers with vital equipment.
Stukas, developed as accurate dive bombers in support of troops on the ground, were not used for close support that morning.
Members of the First Close Support Battalion Remes (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) completed the cross-country course at South Perton Farm, near Wolverhampton - home of the infamous Tough Guy competition.
Soldiers from 1 Close Support Battalion of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) are in the last week of training before deployment to Afghanistan, and are working hard to repair and maintain a fleet of vehicles being used by the army on exercise on Salisbury Plain.
Detective Sergeant Mark Smith, from Wiltshire Police, who led the investigation, said: "This is an excellent example of cross border cooperation between forces with close support from the CPS to successfully bring these charges.