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Anti-Aircraft Defence and Hybrid Threats
Anti-Aircraft Defence and Hybrid Threats

Author(s): Florin Stafi
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy
Published by: Centrul tehnic-editorial al armatei
Keywords: hybrid warfare; anti-aircraft; technology; armed conflict; proxy war;
Summary/Abstract: The hybrid forms of manifestation of war characteristics are difficult to counteract, to analyse and almost impossible to anticipate. The interactions being macro-systemic, all the architectural components of a state’s security must calibrate their resources to design adapted reactions. Therefore, each component is required to self-evaluate its critical functions, and at the same time, to determine its own vulnerabilities in front of a two-faced enemy. The identification of threat levels in emerging of air technologies is also the attribute of the anti-aircraft fire system, due to an important functionality in the multi-dimensional battlefield. Therefore, in an extremely complex equation of a different type of war, the specialised components of the anti-aircraft response will vectorially redefine their force instruments, concentrating their effort to create synergy in effects. Accepting the hybridisation of war must transcend the Clausewitzian symmetrical classicism, especially since, in many ways, the forms and methods of manifestation are not new. It remains, however, to accept that the appropriate reaction to such a possible war can only be achieved through a complex understanding of the phenomenon, beyond the restrictive barriers of previous tactic or strategy.