The Gadfly: A Powerful Weapon in the Wrong Hands

The Gadfly in action The Soviet-era BUK-M1 Surface to Air Missle (SAM) system (known by its NATO reporting name ‘Gadfly’) was allegedly used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight 17 over Ukraine. According to the technical specs on the Russian-built system, the radar-guided missiles have up to a 90% success rate in shooting down aircraft. […]