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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number, divided into two groups, one giving cover fire to the other.
These particularly cover fire and explosions, escape facilities and alarms systems.
The orders, valued at a total of SEK12m, cover fire alarms to patrol boats under construction for the Spanish and Venezuelan navies.
Creating panic by opening fire in a packed Toyko nightclub, just to use the ensuing chaos to cover his escape and using cover to avoid enemy fire while taking precise aim to shoot down single or multiple enemies; He can also blind fire around corners, lay down cover fire with submachine guns, hurl grenades or tear gas to disarm enemies or use an enemy's sniper rifle to fire that single, deadly shot.
Derived from an old French word that means cover fire, a curfew was a metal cone or shield used to put out the hearth fire last thing in the evening.
The durable high performance doorsets incorporate sound reduction materials and cover fire ratings to BS476 Part 22.
50-caliber machine gun against the enemy, providing cover fire while the wounded were evacuated.
Fire brigade union divisional secretary Lea McDonald, who is also a Coventry firefighter, spoke out after fire authority bosses announced they had changed their plans to scrap two night-time cover fire engines.
She provided cover fire as the remainder of the security forces darted into position, he said.
Cover fire is a ``proven and accepted police tactic,'' and how to do it has been included in the department's training curriculum because of the Valencia shooting, according to a corrective action report released by the Sheriff's Department.
A week later, Minnesota followed suit, enacting House File 267, which would not require Standard Fire Policy insurance contracts to cover fire losses ensuing from certified acts of terrorism, if insureds had refused coverage offered as mandated by the federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.
Several hundred gunmen had been pushed back to a small area of the camp, with Israeli helicopter gunships providing heavy cover fire for ground troops.
The package contains two disks that cover fire alarm basics in four instructional units, each of which lasts from 20 to 25 minutes.
Once the attack was unleashed, the Pakistani Army continue to give cover fire pinning down the patrol team preventing them to rescue the two soldiers.
Tenders are invited for Cover fire suppression services, testing and inspection, which encompasses the inspection, testing, and calibration of fire alarm and sprinkler systems, cleaning of hoods and vents, and fire extinguisher services for buildings.