ground fire


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to ground fire: surface fire

ground fire

Small arms ground-to-air fire directed against aircraft.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ground fire - a forest fire that burns the humusground fire - a forest fire that burns the humus; may not appear on the surface
forest fire - an uncontrolled fire in a wooded area
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The source told Petra's reporter in Beirut that three large explosions rocked the area west of the town of Zahle, drawing anti-aircraft ground fire. It said an Israeli drone also breached the Lebanese airspace early Monday and carried out surveillance missions over the Shebaa Farms in southern Lebanon, the city of Nabatiyeh and several other villages in the Eastern Bekaa.
ON SOLID GROUND Fire crews raising cash for charity
He said the bandits also suffered heavy casualty as the military delivered ground fire from 105 howitzers.
The forest officials said it was ground fire caused by burning of dry pine needles and such fires are common during the summer and a number of fires has occurred in forests in Kasauli and surrounding areas but all these had been put out.
According to the information given by Baku based APA news agency, Armenian soldiers running towards military depots are being exploded by a ground fire on the images.
Only minutes before, Flying Officer SV Pathak of another Vampire, formation had bailed out after being hit by ground fire. The mauling had been thorough.
In flight testing, the DAS has demonstrated the ability to expand into additional missions and platforms, including ballistic missile defense, hostile ground fire detection and unmanned aircraft operations.
"Fisher landed his Douglas A-1E Skyraider on an airfield controlled by the enemy under the most intense ground fire, pulled the downed pilot aboard his aircraft, and successfully escaped despite several bullets striking the plane." Fisher, who started his military career in the Navy, spent time in the Idaho Air National Guard before he received his Air Force commission in June 1951.
Most severe damage was just below roof level, about 40m above ground FIRE REPORT
| WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (KUNA) -- Up to four US troops were injured today in South Sudan when their aircraft came under ground fire during a mission to evacuate American citizens, the Pentagon announced Saturday.
But back on the ground fire engines from nearby Gosforth were scrambled to the runway.