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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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This vulnerability requires aviation and artillery augmentation to conduct proactive counterfires to eliminate the threat before direct engagement.
TriQuint Semiconductor (Nasdaq:TQNT), a leading RF front-end product manufacturer and foundry services provider, today announced that it has begun shipping production gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) to Lockheed Martin Radar Systems for the manufacture of EQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radars being developed for the U.
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.
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.
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.
The intelligence section mainly uses its AFATDS to process counterfire missions.
Their biggest and most unique task is supporting the division's counterfire mission, O'Nale said.
Mortar teams have to displace quickly to avoid counterfire (typically 4 minutes or less).