“SA-6s are the least of our concerns for CAS in the modern age of surface-to-air missile system proliferation,” the official said.
Orders were given to use a new weapon, an S-75 Dvina surface-to-air missile, or SAM.
He still required men who knew how to operate heavy weapons such as, say, surface-to-air missile batteries.
Its surface-to-air missiles are Soviet technology from three decades ago.
If a surface-to-air missile capability did exist at that time, the Chinese would have supplied the necessary replacements.