How tanks can survive against cheap, shoulder-fired missiles

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Anti-anti-tank weapons


The war in Ukraine shows the limitations of the soft-kill approach, says Jack Watling of the Royal United Services Institute, a think-tank in London. “You need a good technical understanding of the system you’re trying to defeat.” The potpourri of ATGMs fielded by Ukrainian soldiers comes with many different guidance systems. Jamming all of them is impossible.