naval gunfire support


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naval gunfire support

Fire provided by Navy surface gun systems in support of a unit or units tasked with achieving the commander's objectives. A subset of naval surface fire support. Also called NGFS. See also naval surface fire support.
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Doyle directly controlled the naval gunfire support element.
The attack came after the US had provided naval gunfire support to a Lebanese Army operation, which undermined their impartial status as peacekeepers.
Other roles will include surveillance, communications relay, Sar, naval gunfire support, logistics support and personnel transfer.
Thus, Inskip affords the reader a day-by-day view of life aboard a Royal Navy ship at war, including the normal routine of sailors and operations such as replenishment at sea, escort duty, and naval gunfire support. In addition to military operations, he provides detailed insight into how families of the ship's crew dealt with the deployment, a topic rarely mentioned in writings on the war, as well as extensive discussions of post-traumatic stress disorder--a condition mostly ignored by military historians (with the exception of Hugh McManners' Falklands Commando), despite its effect on numerous Falklands veterans.
This investment confirms the continued importance of naval gunfire support."
Australia is providing naval gunfire support and special forces.
Armed with a new advanced gun system and extended range guided munitions, the ship will provide naval gunfire support at a high rate of fire up to 100 miles inland.
The lethal combination of air power and naval gunfire support proved crucial to Operation Chromite's success.