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Synonyms for antiaircraft

artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes

designed for defense from a surface position against air attack

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During the attack, antiaircraft missiles were fired at Israeli jets.
The antiaircraft missile regiment of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Southern Military District based in the Republic of Crimea has received a modern S-400 Triumf air defense missile system for operation," the press office said, TASS reported.
The S-400 Triumph, a long-range antiaircraft missile system, went into service in 2007.
The ODS system has other features, such as being able to detect any attack from the antiaircraft missile and fighter jets.
As part of the defense drill, the Moskva missile cruiser fired the Fort antiaircraft missile system and other naval guns on an airborne target, while the Pytlivy crew also reportedly conducted firing exercises, and hit a surface and an aerial target.
South Korea's spy agency told politicians in May that Kim ordered the execution of his defence chief Hyon Yong Chol with an antiaircraft gun for complaining about the young ruler.
This calculation allows the ship defense teams to know approximately when to launch the antiaircraft missile in order to defend the ship, and to prepare for this action, once the airplane comes within 20 seconds of the ship.
What they did find was the leftovers of the Japanese camps, including storage caves, living quarters, a hospital, air raid shelters, machine-gun pits, and antiaircraft gun locations, which are all documented in this book.
The troops recovered a huge quantity of illegal arms and ammunition, including antiaircraft guns, from one of the vehicles of his convoy.
Accordingly, the army launched a strong attack against the terrorists, rescuing four, destroying a terrorist vehicle equipped with an antiaircraft cannon (23 mm), and killing and wounding a number of terrorists aboard the vehicle.
a militiaman cried, as he fired an antiaircraft cannon on the back of a pickup truck toward the runway of Libya's main international airport.
aviation regulators formally barred American carriers from flying through any part of Syrian airspace, citing "extremist groups" involved in hostilities that are "known to be equipped with a variety of antiaircraft weapons which have the capability to threaten civilian aircraft.
Saudi Arabia would reportedly be buying antiaircraft guns and anti-tank rockets from Pakistan if the deal was finalised.
Like Becks, Jenkins once flew to Afghanistan to entertain British troops, but her plane was attacked by antiaircraft missiles - the things Brits will do to get out of listening to opera.
Caption: ANOTHER MISSILE--The Islamic Republic says it has started a production line for a new antiaircraft missile system dubbed the Sayyad-2 (Hunter-2).