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M48 Chaparral - a temporary solution for 30 years

Since the end of World War II, the US Armed Forces has relied primarily on its air force to gain air supremacy. The military air defense systems did not reach such numbers or the number of types as in the Soviet Union and in the countries of the Eastern bloc. The backbone type at the division level was the M48 Chaparral during the Cold War, using the proven Sidewinder missiles.

Patriot

The American mobile missile anti-aircraft and anti-missile system Patriot was included in the armament in 1982.

US Missile Defense - NMD (1) - History and development

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.

US Missile Defense - NMD (2) - Current structure

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.

US Missile Defense - NMD (3) - Countermeasure Systems (Part 1/2)

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) .

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