Infantry Drills

B-59: Engagement Techniques

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B-59. Engagement techniques are effects-oriented fire distribution measures. The following engagement techniques are common in platoon operations:

  • Point fire.
  • Area fire.
  • Simultaneous.
  • Alternating fire.
  • Observed fire.
  • Sequential fire.
  • Time of suppression.
  • Reconnaissance by fire.

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