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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He added: "Prior to the battle, counterbattery fire by the Germans had destroyed the Devon's' frontline and support trenches and new ones had been dug 250 yards further back.
The Turkish defense contractor said the ordnance transfer system would provide the Firtina with greater mobility and fire superiority against counterbattery fire.
CM missions can be described as degrading sensor capability, delaying or breaking momentum and force cohesiveness, cutting depot and resupply operations, keeping a force suppressed to limit its return fire, counterbattery fire to attack ground-based artillery, sealing gaps in nonlinear battlelines, or disrupting command and control.