Army revives short-range air defense to address small-drone threat

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    Army revives short-range air defense to address small-drone threat

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    BY MARK POMERLEAU
    FEB 19, 2016

    The Army has found itself in a paradoxical situation. While focusing for the last 25 years on missiles, it has neglected short-range threats, effectively deactivating Short-Range Air Defense battalions. But the threat of smaller devices such as cheap, commercially available unmanned aerial systems has forced a reevaluation.

    “We took all short-range air defense out of the architecture as we focused on missile defense,” Maj. Gen. John G. Rossi, commanding general of the Army Fires Center of Excellence, said earlier this month. “[T]hat's caught up to us.”

     
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    We used to have the Vulcan Short Range Air Defense. Now all we have are stinger based systems.



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