After years of neglect, the U.S. Army is moving rapidly to rebuild its ability to defend deployed forces from air threats including drones. The devastating effect of Russian unmanned aircraft and rocket artillery on Ukrainian forces spotlighted a dangerous weakness in U.S. defense, and several programs are being accelerated to close the gap. The first of these is to reequip battalions with mobile short-range air defense systems (Shorad), most of which were removed from service in the early ...

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