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counterfire

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

Fire intended to destroy or neutralize enemy weapons. (DOD only) Includes counterbattery, counterbombardment, and countermortar fire. See also fire.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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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This true multi-mission capability delivers simultaneous counterfire, CUAS and air surveillance.
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The main armament is also linked with the DAS to engage potential threats with effective counterfire. The vehicle is air conditioned and fully protected for operation under CBR conditions.
* Battery fire is countered by putting obscurants in front of or over the adversary's artillery counterfire detection systems.
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Although intelligence and military officials say the South's counterfire
When the odd dive bomber appeared, it was such a screaming moving target that counterfire was almost always fruitless.
"Yemen is going to deal with terrorism in its own way, out of its own interests and therefore I don't think it will counterfire," al-Qirbi said.