In search of the Chinese “Shell”: a selection of options

In search of the Chinese “Shell”: a selection of options

China has created several self-propelled anti-aircraft missile and gun systems, but, despite large-scale investments, it has not yet been possible to make an air defense system that corresponds to the Russian Pantsir...
Use and losses of FrankenSAM air defense systems

Use and losses of FrankenSAM air defense systems

Since the beginning of the year, Ukrainian air defense has been using new FrankenSAM air defense systems, based on serial Bukovs. This technique does not live up to expectations and is already incurring losses....
Anti-aircraft missile systems of Pakistan

Anti-aircraft missile systems of Pakistan

In Pakistan, air defense systems of French, Italian and Chinese production are on combat duty. Relatively recently, deliveries from China of the latest medium- and long-range systems began...
Legacy of the Afghan War: Pakistani MANPADS

Legacy of the Afghan War: Pakistani MANPADS

Chinese and American-made MANPADS appeared in the Pakistani armed forces after supplies of these weapons to Afghan rebels began in the early 1980s...
Specialized air defense systems and missiles for combating UAVs

Specialized air defense systems and missiles for combating UAVs

Anti-aircraft missiles are capable of fighting small and medium-sized UAVs, but their characteristics are often excessive for such purposes. In this regard, specialized missile defense and air defense systems are being developed in different countries...
Is modernization of the ZU-23 necessary?

Is modernization of the ZU-23 necessary?

In the vastness of the Runet, including in Military Review, there is a lot of talk about the need to modernize the ZU-23 and create a projectile with programmable remote detonation...
Supplies and problems: Patriot systems for Ukraine

Supplies and problems: Patriot systems for Ukraine

To restore its air defense, the Kiev regime is asking foreign allies for new Patriot air defense systems. However, not all of them are ready to fulfill such requests and give up their weapons....
UAV "Joker-10" to enhance air defense

UAV "Joker-10" to enhance air defense

The idea of ​​intercepting enemy UAVs with our own drones with the appropriate characteristics is being developed. Recently, the lightweight FPV drone “Joker-10” was added to the list of potential interceptors....
Anti-aircraft artillery of Ukraine

Anti-aircraft artillery of Ukraine

The Ukrainian Armed Forces' anti-aircraft units are armed with rapid-fire towed mounts of 20 mm, 23 mm and 40 mm caliber, as well as self-propelled guns ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" and Gepard 1A2...
European Sky Shield Initiative - Iron Dome by Rheinmetall

European Sky Shield Initiative - Iron Dome by Rheinmetall

Two dozen European states are developing a joint project for an integrated air defense and missile defense system, the European Sky Shield Initiative, built on the basis of several types of air defense systems. Concern Rheinmetall...