“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 (msn.com)
Well I think the issue is point defense vs area defense.
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.
IMO the issue is money.
When it comes to medium to large drones, there’s probably no better weapon than the Browning .50 cal.