Suppressive Fire FAQs:


Q: Is a Suppressive Fire often used as covering fire?

A: Yes, and defined by NATO as "Fire used to protect troops when they are within range of enemy small arms".

Q: Is a Suppressive Fire typically used as covering fire against the enemy in the close combat zone?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a Suppressive Fire a tactic to reduce casualties to friendly forces and enable them to conduct their immediate mission?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a Suppressive Fire what enables movement on the battlefield?

A: Yes, and giving Marines the upper hand.

Q: Was a Suppressive Fire used against enemy artillery that attacked the assaulting troops with indirect fire?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a Suppressive Fire psychological?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a Suppressive Fire that it is only effective while it lasts and that it has sufficient intensity?

A: Yes.