UK-supplied SAM Shoots Down Russian Shahed Loitering Munition

Footage shows an effective air defense operation in Ukraine as an AIM-132 ASRAAM (Advanced Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile) is launched and rapidly destroys an incoming Russian Shahed loitering munition.


As the name indicates, the ASRAAM was designed for fighter jets to shoot down enemy aircraft. However, the need for air defense systems in Ukraine has expanded the role of the missile, as it is now being used as an effective ground-based air defense system, capable of shooting down Russian cruise missiles, drones, and helicopters.


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Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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Footage shows an effective air defense operation in Ukraine as an AIM-132 ASRAAM (Advanced Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile) is launched and rapidly destroys an incoming Russian Shahed loitering munition.


As the name indicates, the ASRAAM was designed for fighter jets to shoot down enemy aircraft. However, the need for air defense systems in Ukraine has expanded the role of the missile, as it is now being used as an effective ground-based air defense system, capable of shooting down Russian cruise missiles, drones, and helicopters.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Will Killmore

Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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