Why doesn't the Army Celebrate AA diversity?

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  1. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Lieutenant Colonel

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    The United States Army (to my knowledge) currently employs two types of air defense systems, they are the Stinger missile (MANPADS, Humvee, or Bradley Mounted) and the Patriot System. The Stinger has an approximate range of 8 km's and the Patriot has a range of 70 km's against aerial vehicles.

    When we compare ourselves to the Russians it is clear that they have systems that provide them with a much better air defense umbrella that takes into account the gap between Short and Long Range Air Defense. Why is it that the US Army does not posses equivalent systems? What is the reasoning behind this?

    American Systems:

    Short Range:

    MANPADS (Stinger)

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    Avenger (Stinger)

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    M6-Linebacker (Stinger)

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    Long Range:

    Patriot PAC3

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    Russian Systems:

    Short Range:

    Osa "SA-8 Gecko"

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    Strella-10M3 "SA-13 Gopher"

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    Tor-M1 "SA-15 Gauntlet"

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    Tunguska "SA-19 Grison"

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    Medium Range:

    Buk "TorSA-11 Gadfly"

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    Long Range:

    S-300 "SA-12 Giant"

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  2. Osmanovic

    Osmanovic 1st Lieutenant

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    Back in the day we had the Hawk to handle medium range air defense, I am not sure why we don't have something similar in operation today. The Russian and Chinese have a variety of systems that fill all of the gaps. The French have the Crotale that has a range of 15km. The Koreans have the KM-SAM



    The French have a newer upgraded version


     
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