Battlefield Aerostats Are Getting Better
War Is Boring
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Another technology useful in counterinsurgency where the enemy does not have significant air defenses and unusable against nations that do. Iran apparently supplied the Houthis with anti-ship cruise missiles that are a threat to US warships. An aerostat would be fortunate to report its own destruction by SAMs supplied to another non-state group. On the other hand, a relative handful of aerostats would cost far less than the thousands of MRAPs that were eventually given away for free inc. some redirected against the Americans who paid for them in the first place.

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