counterbattery fire

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counterbattery fire

Fire delivered for the purpose of destroying or neutralizing indirect fire weapon systems.
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Noun1.counterbattery fire - fire delivered to neutralize or destroy indirect fire weapon systems
counterfire - fire intended to neutralize or destroy enemy weapons
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PRIOR to the Battle of the Somme, counter-battery fire by the Germans had destroyed the Devons' front line and support trenches and new ones had been dug 250 yards further back.
Counter-battery fire targeted known German artillery positions to destroy or interdict them and prevent them from supporting German troops.
The North Korean air force is easily shot out of the sky, counter-battery fire and air strikes destroy the artillery that is firing at Seoul, most of the Scud clones miss their targets, and the North Korean divisions heading south across the DMZ are shredded by air power.
Within three or four minutes of a launch, the whole area would be an inferno of high explosives from counter-battery fire.