Think of a missile coming from your enemy state how to defend your land from that missile. Here comes the air defense system. Like Israel has Iron Dome as their air defense system defending their land Tel Aviv, showcasing their power on the internet. So here are the top 4 best air defense systems in the world.
4. US MIM-104 Patriot SAM(Surface to Air Missile) Air Defense System
It is a Surface-to-Air Missile system. It is primarily used by the US army and its ally. Designer Raytheon, Hughes, and RCA in 1969 and produced in 1976. Tested and Tried in many wars.
- Persian Gulf War
- Iraq War
- 2014 Isreal-Gaza conflict
- Syrian War
- Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)
- Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen
- Saudi Arabian–Yemeni border conflict (2015–present)
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|Target’s Max Altitude||24,000 meter (78,740 foot)|
|Weapon Max Range||70,000 meter|
|Engaged Aerial Targets||9|
|Tracked Aerial Targets||100|
|Variants||MIM-104A, MIM-104B (PAC-1), MIM-104C (PAC-2), |
MIM-104D (PAC-2/GEM), MIM-104F (PAC-3),
Patriot Advanced Affordable Capability-4 (PAAC-4),
3.Chinese HQ-9 long-range air defense missile system
HQ-9 is one of the best missiles among the 4 Best Air Defense Systems. Similar to the S-300 and American Patriot. In service from 1997. Recently located in Pakistan and near LAC.
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|Operation Rage||200 km (FD-2000 version) 250 km (HQ-9A version) 300+ km for HQ-9B version .|
|Maximum Speed||Mach 4.2|
|Variants||HQ-9A, HQ-9B, HQ-9C, HHQ-9, HHQ-9A, FD-2000, FT-2000|
|Operational||exported to Algeria, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan|
Iron dome is made by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries. It is an all-weather air defense system and came into the news for the tension of the GAZA’s Hamas. This air system has almost 90% accuracy.
- Gaza–Israel conflict (2011, 2012)
- Operation Pillar of Defense
- Operation Protective Edge
- Sinai insurgency
Though they have more air defense systems like DAVID’s SLING, SPYDER
S-400 is one of the latest variants of the S series. It is the most anticipated air defense system. Awaited to received in many countries like China, India, Turkey.
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|Range||400 km, 250 km, 120 km and 40 km.|
|Altitude||30 km (98,000 ft)|
|Maximum velocity||1190 m/s (Mach 3.5)|
|Maximum target velocity||4,800 m/s (11,000 mph; Mach 14)|
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