Covering Fire Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
Term Source: JP 3-02 (Amphibious Operations) ?
1.) In amphibious usage, fire delivered prior to the landing to cover preparatory operations such as underwater demolition or mine countermeasures.
2.) Fire used to protect troops when they are within range of enemy small arms.
In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
Term Classification: operations
Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Term sourced from JP 3-02: Amphibious Operations, updated July 2014 View source document
This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015
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