Stinger Tracks Low Flying Aircraft

A Ukrainian soldier fires a Stinger surface to air missile (SAM) at a low flying aircraft. With so much attention focused on drones of late, the conventional air war has been overlooked. The saturation of air defense assets within the battlespace has taken a toll on aircraft and forced air forces on both sides to adjust tactics. Close air support sorties are short and pilots fly nap of the earth, dump their ordnance, and depart as quickly as they can. Unless they fall prey to an opportunistic infantryman with a SAM.


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Cam served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps, deploying to the Horn of Africa and participating in combat operations in Iraq. He currently works in the maritime industry and in the defense sector as an instructor of combined arms planning and operations. An avid sailor, Cam founded and directs Triumph Sailing, a nonprofit that supports veterans and first responders through adventure and fellowship on the water. Triumph Sailing just completed its big yearly event, an offshore race in the Gulf of Mexico with an all veteran crew. You can support the mission and next year's sailing season at Tri-Sail.Org.

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A Ukrainian soldier fires a Stinger surface to air missile (SAM) at a low flying aircraft. With so much attention focused on drones of late, the conventional air war has been overlooked. The saturation of air defense assets within the battlespace has taken a toll on aircraft and forced air forces on both sides to adjust tactics. Close air support sorties are short and pilots fly nap of the earth, dump their ordnance, and depart as quickly as they can. Unless they fall prey to an opportunistic infantryman with a SAM.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Cam

Cam served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps, deploying to the Horn of Africa and participating in combat operations in Iraq. He currently works in the maritime industry and in the defense sector as an instructor of combined arms planning and operations. An avid sailor, Cam founded and directs Triumph Sailing, a nonprofit that supports veterans and first responders through adventure and fellowship on the water. Triumph Sailing just completed its big yearly event, an offshore race in the Gulf of Mexico with an all veteran crew. You can support the mission and next year's sailing season at Tri-Sail.Org.

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