Hostile Fire


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Hostile Fire

A fire anywhere other than where it is controlled. Fires that spread from the fireplace to the carpet or from a bonfire to the pasture are both examples of hostile fire. Insurance covers damage caused by hostile fire. Hostile fire is also called unfriendly fire.
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One editor says that the damage from the pollutants arising from the hostile fire must be direct, as when smoke discolors a nearby building and permeates its contents.
And, this part of the exclusion also has an exception for bodily injury or property damage arising out of heat, smoke, or fumes from a hostile fire.
Manila: Hostile fire from Moro gunmen forced two air force helicopters carrying journalists and a Marine brigadier to make an emergency landing in Basilan, a radio report reaching Manila said yesterday.
Dozens of helicopters have been shot down by small arms fire in Afghanistan and Iraq, but the new Hostile Fire Indicator will be a major advance in protecting the aircraft.
US military spokesman Major John Hall said: "At this time we are uncertain of the cause, but hostile fire has been ruled out."
"This was the largest loss of life to hostile fire in a single incident sustained by the RAF since the World War II."
"The Land Rover-type light vehicle unintentionally crossed the border and entered 3km into Sudanese territory," specified EUFOR, stating that an "attempt to recover the vehicle had been met with hostile fire," forcing soldiers to retreat.
* Veterans who served in a war theater during a time of war declared by Congress or were eligible for hostile fire special pay, were discharged or released from service in the armed forces under honorable conditions, and are determined to be incapable of earning a livelihood because of injuries, disease, or disability.
The 'First Article' milestone test events demonstrated the system satisfactorily fulfilled requirements for Hostile Fire and Target hit cartridges, while exceeding the 1800-metre visibility requirement.
Spain's defence minister said he did not rule out hostile fire while an Afghan commander said the two helicopters had collided mid-air.
* Resulting in bodily injury or physical damage arising out of pollution or pollutants including radioactive and toxic waste material, but not including incidents caused by "hostile fire" unless such fire involves the management of waste materials or operations performed to test for, assess, modify, remove or clean up the effects of pollutants;
It authorizes a permanent increase in special pay for duty subject to hostile fire or imminent danger and for family separation allowances, and increases special pays for members of the National Guard and Reserve for enlistment and reenlistment.