sector of fire


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sector of fire

A defined area which is required to be covered by the fire of individual or crew served weapons or the weapons of a unit.
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If a leader simply assigns a sector of fire for a machine-gun team, he will have to either shut that gun down or shift his fire (usually off the objective) as friendly troops enter that gun's sector of fire to prevent fratricide.
The team moves forward in a staggered wedge formation with each person on the alert for enemy threats in their assigned sector of fire.
I secured a secondary sector of fire 20 meters behind my pit at the edge of the hill and stashed some of the belted ammo for the M60 behind a large tree several meters away.
SGT Jose Sierra sights in on his sector of fire during a Quick Reaction Force drill at Camp Unity.