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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The Fife base is home to the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, 2 Close Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and 110 Provost Company.
BNP Paribas' Hackathon will see the bank provide participants with specific resources including close support, provided by marketing managers and Group IT architects.
Representatives from The Rifles, The Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Fund and 1 Close Support Battalion REME received PS862 each during a special presentation at Stockton Town Hall hosted by the Mayor of Stockton, Barbara Inman.
A North Tyneside Coun cil spokesperson said: "North Tyneside Council provides close support, scrutiny and challenge to all of its schools to ensure high standards are main tained.
He further stated that FPCCI is also planning to organize Pakistan's single country exhibition in Kunming with the close support and cooperation of CCPIT.
(BNA) Commander of the Royal Guard Colonel Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Assistant Chief of Staff Major General Dheyab Saqr Al-Nuaimi attended today at the premises of the Royal Shields a lecture entitled "Close Support", delivered by officers from the Royal Bahraini Air Force(RBAF).
Right now he needs the close support of friends and family.
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.
They also completed wind turbine supply agreement negotiation, balance of plant contract negotiation and financial close support including lender's engineer liaison.