Land-Based Air Defence
In the Soviet Union, they began to address the issue of anti-missile defense (AMD) after the war. In the years 1948-1951, groups were formed in the scientific research institutes of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR No. 4 and 885, which dealt with the development and use of ballistic missiles. The first, especially theoretical, work connected with the development of AMD resources was performed here.
An article in Polish on the anti-aircraft defense of Chechnya in the Second Chechen War after 1999.
In 1986, there were several confrontations between the United States and Libya, in which American planes bombed targets on Libyan territory and Libyan air defenses tried to shoot down American planes. These activities resulted in losses on both sides. What they actually were, we may learn a few decades after the archives opened. In this article, I will try to describe a brief course of the conflict as reported by Soviet specialists.
I read with interest an interesting article by Jan Brus " Scenes of War " ( see MR 12/2009 ), in which, among other things, a set of models for imitating the position of an anti-aircraft missile unit was mentioned. In the military historical archive, I managed to find interesting information about it, which I would like to share with the reader with a short contribution.
The U-2 has been flying since the mid-1950s. Although it will celebrate half a century since its first take-off next year, it is not yet going to "retire". The reason is simple. Although obsolete in the age of satellites, the construction from the last century may seem obsolete, the truth remains that the aircraft is a reliable platform for many reconnaissance systems. It is much more operative and cheaper against satellites.
As this topic is proving to be increasingly relevant for the Czech Republic (especially recently), I will try to outline and clearly explain the history, development, structure and composition of the "United States Missile Defense". In Part 1 we will talk about the history and development of PRO in the USSR and the USA.
As this topic is proving to be increasingly relevant for the Czech Republic (especially recently), I will try to outline and clearly explain the history, development, structure and composition of the "United States Missile Defense". Part 2 contains information on the current structure and principle of US missile defense.
The third part begins with a brief description of the individual elements of the NMD system of the United States of America. It will discuss sensors (DSP, SBIRS and STSS satellites; PAVE PAWS, SSPARS, COBRA DANE, COBRA JUDY, COBRA GEMINI, GLOBUS II early warning radars) and start countermeasure systems (YAL-1A ABL; KEI; GMD - XBR, SBX) .
The fourth and final part, dealing with a comprehensive United States missile defense system. In this work, we will complete the characteristics of the countermeasure elements and their respective sensors.