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2019-09-20 Arabia
Pompeo downplays failure of US patriot missiles in Saudi Arabia
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Posted by Fred 2019-09-20 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6517 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia 

#1 The infamous last SCUD strike that took out a NG unit in the First Gulf War occurred when the Patriot battery was beyond its reset limit. The Patriot system was designed to take out aircraft not missiles but an initiative by someone in the Senate funded the program. It was basically the first mark 1 fielding of the system in the anti-missile role with software that hadn't been 'proofed'.

Like the Periwinkle Master said, doesn't help if you don't turn it on.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-09-20 08:02||   2019-09-20 08:02|| Front Page Top

#2 It all depends... Against low-flying drones some of the old Soviet Sam-6/ZSU-23 "Shrilka" systems would probably do just as well and for far less $$$s. Using a Patriot at a drone is like killing flies by firing silver dollars at it out of a shotgun.
Posted by magpie 2019-09-20 13:50||   2019-09-20 13:50|| Front Page Top

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