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danger close

Definition/Scope: (FM 3-60) Danger close is a term used to represent troops that are within a selected area of requested fire support. The term is included when the target is (rounds will impact) within 600 meters of friendly troops for mortar and artillery, 750 meters for naval guns 5-inch and smaller, and 1,000 meters for naval guns larger than 5-inch. For naval 16-inch ICM, danger close is 2,000 meters.

Broader Terms:

Captain’s Career Course Field Artillery
final protective fire

Related Terms:

engagement method
fire direction officer
Fire Support Coordinator
Fire Support Officer
risk assessment

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