Ukraine War

Ukraine’s Ex-Soviet Air Defence Systems Have Worked Well

Apparently successful and feared by Russian aircraft, the range of Ukraine’s largely Soviet-designed equipment is vast

9K37 Buk (NATO: SA-17 Grizzly) missile launcher, one component of the Buk battalion. Image credit: By .:Ajvol:. — Own work, Public Domain,

This article covers the makeup of Ukraine’s air defence systems including its Soviet era weapons. It does not cover command and…



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