suppressive fire

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

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Ignoring the danger, Miller laid suppressive fire so that a Soldier could evacuate the kill zone.
The team was there, and there was a small security element with them, and they did provide suppressive fire," Bloom told AFP.
Thanks to my gunner's heroism, he pinned down the enemy with suppressive fire and led us to a local base to be treated and evacuated.
With bombs from airstrikes exploding all around them, and the insurgents getting closer, Carter both continued suppressive fire and provided life-saving aid to Behr, Morales and other Soldiers.
The two of them began to lay suppressive fire while taking cover in a nook in the cliff face.
Though I wasn't sure whether I was actually hitting anyone at that point, it was a question of getting as many rounds as I could get into that general direction for suppressive fire.
Every time we'd go in, we'd put down suppressive fire and cover to exit the casualties," Sanford said.
British service one Para Minimi, designated the L110A1, is issued to every four-man infantry fire team to provide suppressive fire at ranges of 600 metres, while one BAE Systems Royal Ordnance L86A2 LSW, which proved unsatisfactory as a light machine gun, is retained in each fire team for use by a designated marksman to engage targets at 800 metres.
As they crested the hill, Tillman directed his team into firing positions and personally provided suppressive fire.
50-calibre machine gun mounted in the cupola, these vehicles can throw out some serious suppressive fire.
Instead, they initially would provide suppressive fire to the enemy flank until a security team could sweep the enemy from the area.
Running short of ammunition, he also took the Colonel's M4 rifle to maintain a high rate of suppressive fire on the enemy positions.
It was not up to the job of suppressive fire - incapable of being used over a long period blasting enemy positions so his soldiers could move in to take them.
While four men give suppressive fire, the other four can advance on and enter a house or small building.