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  • The Importance Of Cultural Awareness In The United States

    consisted roughly of 80,000 ground and air personnel, and 50,000 conscripts. Its main constituents consisted of 100 antiaircraft-gun battalions, 65 battalions of SA-2 Surface to Air Missiles (SAMs), 60 battalions of SA-3 SAMs, 12 batteries of improved HAWK SAMs (I-HAWK), and 1 battery of Crotale missiles (Air Defense Force). Integration of all radars, missile batteries, air bases, and command centers into an automated command and control system linking them via the Hawkeye early warning aircraft was the focus of the ADF. Thru 1989, the majority of modern weapons utilized in the air defense system were the 108 medium-altitude I-Hawk SAMs acquired from the United States (Air Defense Force). A British firm helped modernize 400 older Soviet-made SA-2 SAMs and about 240 SA-3s, which provided short-range defense against low-flying targets. Based on the SA-2, Egypt began production of the Tayir as Sabah (Morning Flight) along with its introduction of Amun (Sky guard) a gun-missile-radar system (Air Defense Force). The ADF mounted sixty Soviet SA-6 SAMs on track vehicles as tactical launcher, sixteen provided mobile launching platforms for fifty French-manufactured Crotale SAMs. With the advancement of its military, cooperation with the United States to develop an advanced Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) system for assimilation of data to engage targets simultaneously has been vital to anti-air operations. Egyptian Air defense requires technical and…

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  • Surface Warfare Community Analysis

    would most thoroughly enjoy serving in the Navy would be the Surface Warfare Community. I believe that the opportunity to work on an aircraft carrier would be awe-inspiring privilege. Throughout this essay, I plan on discussing the rich history of the surface warfare community, while touching on the main missions that drive this particular community. Surface Warfare Officers (SWO’s) are trained extensively to maintain and operate United States Naval ships, their crews, and their systems through…

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  • Best Fighter Jets

    human and they are an essential component of any air force. Modern fighter jets are a combination of perfect craftsmanship, ultimate engineering and the best of modern technology. Over the past years, many different types of fighter jets have been designed and built to fight in the sky. Below is the list of the world's best fighter jets, based on technology, performance, armament fit and aircraft specifications. F-22 Raptor The F-22 Raptor is the fifth-generation stealth fighter in the U. S.…

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  • Air Defense History

    Many people may not know that Air Defense Artillery lineage comes from Coastal Artillery Corps. It was created after the revolutionary war in order to protect the United States coasts against naval attacks and bombardments by ships. Air Defense Artillery has come a long way and has had to continuously evolve in order to protect the US from adversaries and danger. From the Multiple Gun Motor Carriage M-16 Halftrack to Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, the mission has always been to protect…

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  • SEAD Doctrine

    In modern air warfare without effective Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses U.S. air power is far less lethal. The Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) is a mission that came to be in the war in Vietnam. With the creation of modern Integrated Air Defense Systems (IAD), U.S. Air power could be loses its effectiveness while still maintaining Air Superiority. While enemy fighters may have not been a threat during most missions the possibility of being shot down by a Surface to Air Missile…

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  • Air Defence Research Paper

    The Air and Missile Defense of Our Nation’s Capital Throughout our nation’s history, and even before, America’s militia has answered the call to guard and defend America’s citizens and way of life. Following the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, President George W. Bush authorized the activation of the Reserves of each military branch as well as the Army and Air National Guard. Initially, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld designated more than 35,000 reserve component men and women the…

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  • The Strategic Defense Initiative (MDA)

    mission of the Missile Defense Agency is “to develop, test, and field an integrated, layered, ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and friends against all ranges of enemy ballistic missiles in all phases of flight” (History). Today, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is the United States’ ballistic missile research and development organization that resulted from the proposed Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) of 1983, and is just one of…

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  • Operation Grand Slam

    On May 1st, 1960, Khrushchev issued a decree for the Soviet missile troops to bring down a U-2 aircraft. This event is known as the famous U-2 Incident. Even though this offensive move maintained the sovereignty of the Soviet Union and the dignity of international law, the influence of this incident is far reaching by creating tension between the world’s superpowers. Specifically, the U-2 aircraft incident diminished the “Camp David Spirit” that once marked the relaxation of the relation between…

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  • Operation Rolling Thunder Analysis

    completion of Operation Rolling Thunder, the U.S. and Vietnamese aircraft expended 643,000 tons of high explosive, cluster bombs, guided bombs, and fuel air explosive bombs lending to the total of 4.6 million tons dropped in Vietnam during the War ( Staff, 2010). In comparison to previous conflicts, Operation Rolling Thunder was the largest single bombing campaign to that date. Unfortunately, the U.S. suffered a loss of approximately 900 aircraft due to North Vietnamese air defense.…

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  • Kuwait Operational Variables

    Looting and widespread panic took place and the Kuwaiti government looked towards external sources for help. The U.S. President, George Bush, gave Saddam Hussein a deadline. On January 16, 1991, the Iraqi government did not withdraw their troops. As a result, the U.S. military forces moved into Saudi Arabia. Although Saddam did not feel intimidated, he launched many surface to surface missiles trying to deter the U.S. front. At the back of the United States’ military was a Patriot missile…

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