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zone of fire

Definition/Scope: (JP 1-02) An area into which a designated ground unit or fire support ship delivers, or is prepared to deliver, fire support. Fire may or may not be observed. (AAP-6) An area into which a designated ground unit or fire support asset delivers, or is prepared to deliver, fires. (FM 1-02) An area into which a designated ground unit or fire support ship delivers, or is prepared to deliver, fire support. Fire may or may not be observed. (Army) Usually utilized during amphibious operations. The zone of fire is used to coordinate the efforts of the fire support ships and units with each other and with the ground scheme of maneuver. The size and location of a zone of fire is based on the ground force boundaries; the area in which the supporting ships and units can provide effective fire; visibility; range of the ship's guns; and the height of intervening terrain. OLD VERSION Area into which a designated ground unit or fire support ship delivers, or is prepared to deliver, fire support.



Broader Terms:

fire support
naval gunfire support

Related Terms:

buffer zone
inter-entity boundary lines


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