close supporting fire


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close supporting fire

Fire placed on enemy troops, weapons, or positions which, because of their proximity, present the most immediate and serious threat to the supported unit. See also supporting fire.
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Noun1.close supporting fire - fire on enemy troops or weapons or positions that are near the supported unit and are the most immediate and serious threat to it
supporting fire - fire delivered by supporting units to protect or assist a unit in combat
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Finally, the platoon must demonstrate an ability to maneuver under the suppression of close supporting fires to close with and destroy a fixed enemy.