Air Defense in Ukraine - Watch This First



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Should Ukraine receive NATO/Western Air Defense systems? A MANPADS is one thing, but what about more sophisticated systems? That is one of the hot questions nowadays - so I thought, let me make a primer on air defense, what the different weapon systems do and let you decide yourself what can/should be send, or not.

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- Sources -
JWP 3-63 Joint Air Defence – Joint Warfare Publication 3-63, 2nd Ed., 2003.

Reach, Clint; Geist, Edward; Doll, Abby; and Cheravitch, Joe; Competing with Russia Militarily – Implications of Conventional and Nuclear Conflicts, RAND Corporation, June 2021.

US Army; FM 3-01; US Army Air and Missile Defense Operations, Dec 2020.

US Army; FM 3-01.7, Air Defense Artillery, Brigade Operations, 2000.

US Army; FM 3-01.11, Air Defense Artillery Reference Handbook, October 2007.

US Army; FM 44-18-1, Stinger Team Operations, December 1984.

- Timecodes -
00:00 - Intro
00:21 - Air defense for Ukraine
01:07 - Types of air defense
03:47 - Air defense weapon types
03:56 - Infrared homing (IR)
05:04 - CLOS and Radar guidance
07:52 - Air defense weapon systems
08:18 - AAA/SPAAG
10:07 - CIWS
11:00 - Missiles (Surface-to-air SAM)
12:19 - MANPADS
15:26 - Short-range missiles
17:40 - Medium-range missiles
18:33 - Long-range missiles
19:38 - Paper vs reality
21:49 - Scenario example
23:34 - Conclusion
24:51 - Outro

- Audio -
Music and Sfx from Epidemic Sound

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