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- 9K31 Strela-1 : A Soviet-designed, mobile, short-range surface-to-air missile, with the NATO reporting name "SA-9 GASKIN"; no longer a first-line Russian weapon, it is deployed on the BRDM armored reconnaissance vehicle chassis.
- 9K33M3 Osa-AKM : A widely used, highly mobile short-range, low-altitude Soviet-designed surface-to-air missile
- Anti-aircraft artillery : A general term for guns that can elevate to high angles and shoot accurately at aircraft, using visual, electro-optical, or radar guidance.
- Gulf War : The conflict started by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and ended with the liberation of Kuwait and major damage to Iraqi forces, by a US-led UN coalition in 1991.
- Integrated air defense system : An air defense that combines radar, anti-aircraft artillery, surface-to-air missiles, and fighter aircraft, presenting multiple layers of defense under systematic command and control
- Operation DESERT STORM : That part of the Gulf War, beginning with the first air strikes at 02:00 local time, 17 January 1991, until the main ground assault into Kuwait, Operation DESERT SABRE
- Operation ROLLING THUNDER : Initial sustained U.S. air campaign against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), based on a controversial model of retaliation and gradually increasing pressure rather than a short and intense campaign intended to destroy, not dissuade and punish
- Republican Guard : Well-trained, equipped, and presumably politically loyal ground troops of Saddam Hussein's military
- SPOON REST radar : The elderly but still common Soviet-designed P-12 early warning and search radar, developed for the S-75 Dvina and enjoying some resurgence as it works outside the frequencies against which stealth is optimized