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sup·pres·sive fire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suppressive firenoun

    fire on or about a weapon system to degrade its performance below what is needed to fulfill its mission objectives

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  1. Suppressive fire

    In military science, suppressive fire is "fire that degrades the performance of an enemy force below the level needed to fulfill its mission". When used to protect exposed friendly troops advancing on the battlefield, it is commonly called covering fire. Suppression is usually only effective for the duration of the fire. It is one of three types of fire support, which is defined by NATO as "the application of fire, coordinated with the maneuver of forces, to destroy, neutralise or suppress the enemy". Before NATO defined the term, the British and Commonwealth armies generally used "neutralisation" with the same definition as suppression. NATO now defines neutralisation as "fire delivered to render a target temporarily ineffective or unusable."

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  1. suppressive fire

    Suppressive fire is a military tactic that involves shooting numerous rounds of ammunition towards an enemy position to limit their movements, create distractions, or prevent their ability to return fire effectively. This tactic is primarily used to create a safe route for advancement, retreat, or a tactical re-positioning of forces. It is not necessarily aimed to inflict casualties but to restrict enemy actions.

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  1. Suppressive fire

    In military science, suppressive fire is "fire that degrades the performance of an enemy force below the level needed to fulfill their mission. Suppression is usually only effective for the duration of the fire". It is one of three types of fire support, which is defined by NATO as “the application of fire, coordinated with the manoeuvre of forces, to destroy, neutralize or suppress the enemy.” Before NATO defined the term, the British and Commonwealth armies generally used “neutralisation” with the same definition as suppression. NATO now defines neutralization as “fire delivered to render a target temporarily ineffective or unusable.”

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. 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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suppressive fire in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suppressive fire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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