AAA is back.

“Using big, expensive long-range surface-to-air missiles, known as SAMs, to stop a low-tech drone such as a quadcopter is like using an elephant gun to stop a flea. The increasing reliance on relatively slow, low-flying missiles and aircraft has made flak indispensable again.”

Ancient anti-aircraft guns are taking on a new mission amid Russia’s war in Ukraine (

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5 Responses to AAA is back.

  1. scott s. says:

    Well I think the issue is point defense vs area defense.

    • Bill Roche says:

      I think point defense says it all. Just finished up; US Men 1 Iran O. America advances to the knock out round on Saturday vs Netherlands. Iranian team was terrific, they played very hard just c/n break the American defense. Dutch will be a challenge. They always bring a bigger team (men and women) then their population anticipates. I expect they will be favored. Pam Sat. EST.

  2. Pat Lang says:

    IMO the issue is money.

  3. Peter Williams says:

    When it comes to medium to large drones, there’s probably no better weapon than the Browning .50 cal.

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