Lessons to be learned from the Nagorno-Karabah conflict


  • Cătălin CHIRIAC Universitatea Națională de Apărare „Carol I”




Nagorno-Karabakh;., air defence; , drone;, ground-based air defence; , surface-to-air missiles;, anti-aircraft artillery; , GBAD systems; , unmanned aircraft systems


The new threats of modern warfare compel the thinking and development of a credible air defense capability based on early warning systems, surface-to-air missiles, fighter aircraft and associated command and control systems. Ground-based air defence, largely neglected in the air campaigns that dominated the last years of military conflicts, where the air threat was quite low, is once again examined by military analysts. The combatants involved in the 2020
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict are responsible for this.

Author Biography

Cătălin CHIRIAC, Universitatea Națională de Apărare „Carol I”

Născut în localitatea Matca, jud. Galaţi, la data de 11.10.1974, a absolvit Liceul Militar „Dimitrie Cantemir” din Breaza în anul 1993, după care a urmat cursurile Institutului Militar de Rachete şi Artilerie Antiaeriană “Gl. Bungescu” din Braşov pe care le-a absolvit în anul 1997. După absolvire a încadrat funcţii de execuţie şi comandă în cadrul unor structuri aparţinând Statului Major al Forţelor Aeriene: Tabăra de Instrucţie şi Poligonul de Trageri Sol-Aer Capu Midia, Comandamentul Operaţional Aerian Principal, Componenta Operaţională Aeriană. În prezent este instructor avansat la Departamentul forţe aeriene din cadrul Facutăţii de comandă şi stat major din UNAp „Carol I”. Referitor la educaţie şi formare, după studiile de licenţă, a absolvit în anul 2012 studiile de master şi a obţinut diploma de master în Conducere interarme forţe aeriene în cadul Facultăţii de Comandă şi Stat Major a Universitatăţii Naţionale de Apărare „Carol I”.


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How to Cite

CHIRIAC, C. (2023). Lessons to be learned from the Nagorno-Karabah conflict. BULLETIN OF "CAROL I" NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY, 12(1), 41–52. https://doi.org/10.53477/2284-9378-23-04