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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4 Responses to AAA is back.

  1. scott s. says:

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

  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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