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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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During the arms exercises, the supporting air and ground combat elements worked together to provide indirect and suppressing fire in order to allow the main ground combat element to advance and destroy the notional enemy.
When summoned he can charge forward and knock enemies into the air, then lay down suppressing fire with his arm cannons.
But by suppressing fire, we have not allowed it to function naturally, causing forest density to increase to unnatural, unhealthy conditions.
Most of the time, artillery fire is used as suppressing fire, using nose-fused rounds on entrenched positions -- rather than base-fused ones to destroy them.
Advised on the extent of the damage by Master Aircrew Sunderland, Flight Lieutenant Lockyear carefully landed the Chinook and evacuated the remaining troops on the ground, with Master Aircrew Sunderland doggedly returning suppressing fire using the helicopter's gun.
Reportedly police officers m a department near the Mexican border have ordered a number of these triggers because they're going up against bad guys with full-auto weapons and need suppressing fire capability, but aren't allowed any Class 3 weapons themselves.
This means an area of the state in which the financial responsibility of preventing and suppressing fire has been determined by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to be primarily the responsibility of the state.
Always deploying the latest technologies, we develop and produce products that help make a safe and secure society for all, ranging from fire trucks for use at various types of disaster sites and disaster-related products including fire extinguishers which are indispensable for suppressing fire, to recycle facility equipment and plants and vehicles designed for environmental protection such as waste collection trucks which support environmental health.
Marines worried that switching to the new rifle would reduce a unit's ability to lay down suppressing fire. Supporters of the design argue that a lighter, more accurate weapon can do the M249's job of firing rapidly to keep the enemy pinned down.
Of course, soldiers still relied on one another to lay suppressing fire, maintain defenses, and provide what interaction was possible on the lonely, dispersed battlefield, but the nature of their interdependence was radically different from that of Civil War soldiers standing elbow-to-elbow facing enemy lines.
The 15 men were marched off to the rear as NTC forces laid down suppressing fire at nearby snipers.