final protective fire


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final protective fire

An immediately available prearranged barrier of fire designed to impede enemy movement across defensive lines or areas.
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Additional stories include a brigade commander making the decision to blow a bridge to block the enemy, a company commander calling in artillery on his final protective fire line, and battalions running dangerously low on ammunition and the push to resupply.
Some of the tasks associated with security are emplacing weapon systems, establishing communications, designating final protective fires and final protective lines, emplacing obstacles and mines, and building fighting positions.
Mortar units must counter standoff attacks while remaining prepared to conduct a fully integrated defense against a ground assault by delivering counter-preparation, close, and final protective fires.