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Naval Gunfire Support

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Naval Gunfire Support (NGS) is the use of naval artillery to provide fire support for amphibious assault and other troops operating within their range.

Modern naval gunfire support is one of the three main components of amphibious warfare assault operations support, along with aircraft and ship-launched missiles.

Ship cannon have been used against shore defences since the early days.

NGS is one of a number of disciplines encompassed by the term Naval Fires.