what does suppression fire mean?

cannonwe asks: Added Apr 13th 2009, ID #140961

what does suppression fire mean?

I'm just really curious, so I looked in the booklet. It said, "Provide suppressive fire at tagated area." I know it's suppressive fire! I just don't know WHAT suppressive fire IS! And I'm like, "how is this sopposed to help, boooklet?" I mean they could at least provide an explination, right? Anyways, I am extremely curious and I NEED to know what this means. (also, it might come in handy for giving commands if I know what the command does) and get
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Guest answered: Added 27th Dec 2010, ID #375928
Suppression fire is normally used to fire at an opponent to distract them (most shots will miss). You can use this in SOCOM for example if a teammate is shot down use this so you can distract the enemy to revive him while the enemy is cowering in cover.
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Guest said: 26th Jul 2014, ID #425602 | REPORT
In easier words, suppression fire is heavy fire on a certain area. i.e One fireteam in sneaking around while you provide suppression fire as a distraction. This is called aggro btw.

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