This vulnerability requires aviation and artillery augmentation to conduct proactive counterfires
to eliminate the threat before direct engagement.
The Scripps Howard story reported that "Internal Pentagon estimates, based on recent war games, show that up to a third of the GIs using Dragons will be killed by enemy counterfire
after firing their missiles, while as many as 85 percent of those firing TOW missiles will die in enemy counterfire
." Could Oliver North have known what he was doing in selling TOWs to Iran?
American special forces also needed a counterfire
radar, possibly compatible with airborne operations.
Over time, they might include any or all of the following candidates: joint intelligence; joint deception; joint command, control, and communications countermeasures; joint suppression of enemy air defenses; joint special operations; joint counterfire
; joint regional air defense; joint special logistics; joint deep attack (Follow-On Forces Attack [FOFA]); and others.
casualties" in North Korea, citing satellite images showing that counterfire
Andy McNaughton whose counterfire
guns later dealt with the enemy batteries.
M-26 rockets be expedited for IDF use in Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) counterfire
strikes against Hezbollah rocket launch sites in southern Lebanon.
Cluck said Paladins have become a vital piece in the counterfire
missions against enemy mortars and rockets that are core to field artillery in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Meanwhile, Antenori had much praise for the Javelin shoulder-fired anti-tank weapon, which automatically guides itself to the target after launch, allowing the gunner to take cover and avoid counterfire
. Antenori's unit had spent only 30 hours in training to learn how to fire the missile, "and it was worth the time." he said.
That evening, orders came to increase to mission-oriented protective posture 1 (MOPP 1) status, and obvious signs that the mission was a "go" were seen in the waves of cruise missiles headed to targets, Patriot missile battery counterfire
, and radio transmissions between aviation and field artillery assets as they prepared the battlefield for the attack.
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.
The intelligence section mainly uses its AFATDS to process counterfire