ground fire


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

ground fire

[′grau̇nd ‚fīr]
(ordnance)
Fire, such as antiaircraft fire, that originates from the ground.
References in periodicals archive ?
US command spokesman Maj Gen William Caldwell said the investigations into the crashes since January 20 are incomplete but "it does appear they were all the result of some kind of ground fire that did bring those helicopters down.
If it was on a routine flight, then normally it is at altitude to guard against ground fire that people are thinking now may have brought it down
The co-pilot managed to steady the spinning aircraft and headed back to camp under further ground fire.
Also, since January 2003, State has taken several actions to help reduce exposure to the threat of ground fire by making greater use of information about armed insurgents' proximity to spray targets.
Operational expenses are so high that the Army was forced to cancel procurement of the Comanche, a stealth helicopter that would have been far more immune to ground fire than the Apaches that got shot down last year in Iraq.
Despite enemy ground fire that took out her hydraulics and a surface-to-air missile impact that destroyed much of her aircraft's tail, she was able to get her airplane back to Tallil AB, Iraq, and land it safely.
FIVE American soldiers were hurt when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed after being hit by ground fire in Iraq yesterday.
Shortly after acquiring the medallions, the pilot's aircraft was severely damaged by ground fire.
My own experience from June 1944 will perhaps illustrate the significance of non-radar directed ground fire to an aircraft.
This despite the fact the planes were going too fast for a normal jump and were flying very low, so, as one veteran noted, you got to the ground faster and out of the heavy German anti-aircraft fire and ground fire on the paratroopers.
It destroyed everything within a 600-metre radius and was followed by furious exchanges of ground fire.