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Air defense artillery

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Air defense artillery is a specialized military unit or organization that specializes in trying to destroy enemy aircraft from the ground. Equipment used includes radars, missiles[?] and guns. Even small arms and machine guns[?] can be used against aircraft, as the North Vietnamese did during the Vietnam War.

In the Russian Army, Air Defense is a separate armed service[?], reflecting its extreme importance in Russian doctrine. The United States Army has disdained air defense for ground units, counting on achieving air superiority. This has left a gap in American military equipment between the man-portable Stinger[?] and the theater anti-missile system Patriot.

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