anti-aircraft


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anti-aircraft

The weapon directed against airborne aircraft (anti-aircraft artillery, surface-to-air guide weapons, or any type of fire aimed at aircraft).
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The S-400 is the latest generation of Russian mobile anti-aircraft systems currently in service.
Recent political developments suggest that some opposition backers are willing to deliver anti-aircraft missiles to rebels.
Officials in three rebel groups contacted by Reuters reiterated previous statements that that plane had been shot down with anti-aircraft guns.
There was an anti-aircraft site off Tile Hill Lane, half a mile from Whoberley School.
At the moment only Russia and Belarus have a single system of anti-aircraft defense.
The parade was held on the square in front of the presidential palace, where the armed forces of Turkmenistan demonstrated such military equipment as tanks T-90 and T-72, modern military combat vehicles, self-propelled howitzers 2C1 "Gvozdika" and 2C3 "Akacia", self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon "Shilka", self-propelled anti-tank missile system "Caracal", anti-aircraft missile system "Pechora-M", long ranged anti-aircraft missile complex S-200B, multiple rocket launchers "Smerch", "Grad" and others.
Modern radar-guided long-range anti-aircraft missiles -- like the one apparently used to shoot down Malaysian Flight 17, like the one the US cruiser Vincennes used in 1988 accidentally to shoot down Iran Air Flight 655, killing 290 civilians -- don't pay any attention to what mode a target's transponder is in.
We don't have confirmation that Hamas has launched heat-seeking anti-aircraft missiles during the current conflict, or that Hamas has access to the type of anti-aircraft missiles like those we saw brought down the Malaysian aircraft in Ukraine," a State Department spokeswoman said.
Summary: Pakistan makes its own version of shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles, and anti-tank rockets, both of which Riyadh is trying to get for rebels.
Pakistan makes its own version of Chinese shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles, known as Anza, and anti-tank rockets-- both of which Riyadh is trying to get for the rebels, said the source, who is close to Saudi decision-makers, requesting anonymity.
WASHINGTON -- The Syrian government's shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles and launchers could imperil civil aviation if they fall into the hands of terror groups, according to an independent report examining the global proliferation of portable missiles.
Bulgaria's military transport aircraft C-27J Spartan has participated for the first time in a NATO anti-aircraft drill, which is being conducted on its territory and neighboring Greece, the defence ministry announced.