counterfire


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counterfire

(ˈkaʊntəˌfaɪə)
n
fire that is intended to destroy enemy weapons

counterfire

Fire intended to destroy or neutralize enemy weapons. (DOD only) Includes counterbattery, counterbombardment, and countermortar fire. See also fire.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterfire - fire intended to neutralize or destroy enemy weapons
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"
counterbattery fire - fire delivered to neutralize or destroy indirect fire weapon systems
counterbombardment - bombardment intended to destroy or neutralize enemy weapons
countermortar fire - mortar fire intended to destroy or neutralize enemy weapons
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American special forces also needed a counterfire radar, possibly compatible with airborne operations.
He may plan to fire a specific number of rounds, fire until counterfire begins in his vicinity or he may fire for harassment over a period of time.
It was inevitable that these criticisms would attract counterfire from its defenders and boosters.
He was wounded by enemy fire, but continued his advance, placing fierce counterfire on the Vietcong.
Currently, the ground-based mission of providing counterfire to this long-range artillery falls to the 2d US Infantry Division, which operates 30 multiple-rocket-launcher systems and 30 M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzers.
LCMR is specified to detect and track mortar rounds that are out of range for most mortar weapons and locate the firing weapon with a target location error sufficient to neutralize the shooter with either combat air support or counterfire.
AFATDS provides integrated automated support for planning, coordinating, and controlling all fire support assets (field artillery, mortars, close air support, naval gunfire, attack helicopter, and offensive electronic warfare) and for executing counterfire, interdiction, and suppression of enemy targets.
This risk can be mitigated through better situational understanding (avoiding surprise encounters and identifying enemy unit locations), coupled with proactive counterfire before direct engagement by brigade maneuver elements.
These include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), air defense artillery (ADA), counterfire data, some theater imagery intelligence (IMINT), and real-time human intelligence (HUMINT) reporting via radio, to name a few.
Determine positioning areas and plan counterfire radars and ammunition.
A Nato spokesman, Lt-Cmdr Philip Anido, said the snipers - though located in the Serb side of the city - were ethnic Albanians wounded by Nato counterfire.
The latter may include antimissile and anti-aircraft assets and counterfire operations.