Tag Archives: PAC-3

The Patriots are here, Now what?

On 15 February, NATO announced that the final of the the six Patriot batteries was operational. According to the press release, “In response to Turkey’s request, NATO Foreign Ministers decided on 4 December 2012 that NATO would ‘augment Turkey’s air … Continue reading

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NATO Missile Interceptors in Turkey: What is the PAC-3?

Now that the U.S. and Dutch Patriots are on their way to Turkey, I thought it was worth re-posting an article I co-authored with Shashank Joshi – a research fellow at the UK based Royal United Services Institute (follow him … Continue reading

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Finding Syrian Road Mobile Missiles and Patriot Limitations

Despite having an incredible edge technologically, the United States military would likely have tremendous difficulties finding Syrian road mobile scuds. While the United States has invested significant resources in improving its abilities in this area, it is still believed that … Continue reading

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Leave Iran and Israel out of Turkey’s Patriot Request

Al Monitor translated an article by Fatih Altayli about the future deployment of Patriot interceptors in Turkey. The article, while filled with factual inaccuracies, is actually a decent representation of the debates taking place in Turkey about Patriot. While I would … Continue reading

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