Covering Fire Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
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
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