suppressive fire


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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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'Operators can arm the aircraft for suppressive fire, surveillance, armed reconnaissance, armed escort and air assault missions, and still carry out other utility roles whenever pylons and stores must remain on the aircraft.'
Caption: Depending on the gun, you might also have enough ammo onboard to use suppressive fire if needed.
However, the Bizon sports a large 53-round magazine, making it great for laying down suppressive fire. In terms of expandability, the weapon is quite limited as it only features options for sight and muzzle.
Unfortunately, the young soldier died as a result of wounds he sustained while providing suppressive fire to give his fellow troops the chance to relocate their positions after their cover was degraded by intense enemy fire.
After assisting the two wounded men back to his forces' lines, Staff Sergeant Morris charged forward into withering enemy fire with only his men's suppressive fire as cover.
I provided a small bit of suppressive fire and then got behind the G-Wagon.
That first day of his life, he wondered why he could not die when he had such beautiful mountains translating the words leaves say just before they are shredded by suppressive fire. Every day he looks out his window into St.
Pinned down under intense machine gun fire, Grieve and Bowen maneuvered within 25 yards of the enemy and provided suppressive fire while Holness moved into the kill zone to draw fire so that other Soldiers could escape.
Funded by the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory and built by QinetiQ North America, MAARS did what it was supposed to do: move out and lay down suppressive fire without exposing troops to the same.
Under intense enemy fire, while simultaneously directing the evacuation of the wounded Marines, Baskin along with partner forces, continued to lay down suppressive fire until every member of the team had evacuated the kill zone.
- Nitrogg Thundertower: The Iron Infantry has lesser health, Assault Cannon's Suppressive Fire now deals lesser damage and Grom'kar Gunner's Shrapnel Blast now deals lesser damage.