antiaircraft fire


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Noun1.antiaircraft fire - firing at enemy aircraftantiaircraft fire - firing at enemy aircraft    
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
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Heras was responding to questions about the US stance in the wake of the downing of an Israeli F-16 fighter jet by Syrian antiaircraft fire, which led to Israel carrying out extensive airstrikes inside Syria on Saturday.
The military said their planes faced massive antiaircraft fire from Syria that forced two pilots to abandon an F-16 jet that crashed in northern Israel.
They went on FAC missions, dodged antiaircraft fire, and performed escort operations.
Intermittent antiaircraft fire at the city airport over the weekend, which prevented some flights from arriving, was seen as a warning against any attempt by Serraj and his group to arrive in the city.
First flying Spitfires, it was while piloting a Typhoon over Germany that antiaircraft fire grounded his plane.
In addition to antiaircraft fire, Story and his companions suffered almost nightly sleep deprivation from "Washing Machine Charlie" (p.
can use high-altitude U-2 spy planes and drones to lessen the danger from antiaircraft fire and possibly jet-powered drones with radar-deflecting stealth technology.
Kurita couldn't believe what he was seeing: American pilots diving at his ships through a seemingly impenetrable screen of antiaircraft fire, and American tin cans--Fletcher-class destroyers had no armor--taking on his battleships and cruisers.
Syria, on the other hand, said it was flying low and fast when it was hit well within Syrian airspace by antiaircraft fire.