ground fire


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ground fire

[′grau̇nd ‚fīr]
(ordnance)
Fire, such as antiaircraft fire, that originates from the ground.
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THE United States military was yesterday investigating whether ground fire caused the crash of two helicopters on Saturday,killing 17 American soldiers, the worst single loss of US life since the start of the Iraq war.
Although unarmed, these little planes flew a dangerous mission, and after taking ground fire several spotter pilots retaliated.
NATO have already said Wednesday's crash may have been due to enemy ground fire.
GCVs provide combatant commanders with heavy armored attack, ground fire support, armored vehicle recovery, and protected troop amphibious and land assault to achieve battlefield superiority.
Tenders are invited for Repair/Replacement Of Under Ground Fire Hydrant, Cooling Water And Compressed Air Pipe Lines
It was among 1,000 aircraft blown off course by unexpectedly high winds and into the path of night fighters and heavy ground fire
However, Mr Felstead said, 'It seems quite interesting that it has ruled out very many things but not ground fire.
Australian troops will remain in Iraq despite an attack on an Australian base and insurgent ground fire on a Royal Australian Air Force transport aircraft which killed an American civilian contractor, Prime Minister John Howard said Monday.
He added: "We took ground fire and we returned fire.
Officials refused to say if the plane had been hit by ground fire.
Female helicopter pilots flew into battle zones, landed American infantry, and picked up casualties under heavy ground fire.
Flying at treetop level, Captain Swanson received intense ground fire while locating and engaging the enemy.