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Fire planning is the continual process of selecting targets on which fires are prearranged to support a phase of the concept of the operation. Fire planning is accomplished concurrently with maneuver planning at all levels.
Leaders conduct fire planning to suppress, isolate, obscure, neutralize, destroy, deceive, or disrupt known, likely, or suspected targets, and to support the actions of the maneuver element. Fires are planned for all phases of an operation. (Refer to ADRP 3-09 for more information).