naval fire support


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Related to naval fire support: naval missile, naval surface fire support

naval fire support

In naval operations, fire support provided from warships. See also fire support.
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It is easy to ascertain that the naval fire support group would be the critical strength necessary for achieving the objective of preventing the Allies from seizing this notional island in the Pacific.
Used to destroy close-in threats such as speedboats and helicopters; 7 Sampson multifunction radar; 8 Electro optical gunfire control system; 9 DLF passive naval decoy system (P&S); 10 PAAMS Sylver surface-to-air vertical launch silos; 11 4.5 mk8 Mod 1 naval gun: 4.5in gun gives destroyer naval fire support shore bombardment capability; 12 MFS - 7000 bow sonar (under keel)
``We had been giving naval fire support that night to 4/5 Commando, who were attacking Two Sisters Ridge.
"I think we'll need the full triad of fire support--mortars; 155 mm lightweight, towed howitzers, and naval fire support" he said.
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