counterfire

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counterfire

[′kau̇nt·ər‚fīr]
(ordnance)
Fire delivered in answer to the fire of an attacker.
Fire intended to destroy or neutralize enemy weapons.
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The mortars rely on constant reconnaissance to locate and occupy new firing positions to avoid counter-battery fire.
By the time the first shells are landing many miles away, the AS 90 battery is already on the move, safe from counter-battery fire.
The Paladin revolutionizes artillery tactics in that it can fire and move quickly to a new location to avoid counter-battery fire.
Counter-battery fire from the fortress decapitated a gunner and gutted his mate.