The Need for SEAD
18 Nov 2020
This paper will examine the current SEAD capabilities available to European air forces. Using a statistical analysis of previous air campaigns since the end of the Cold War it will ask whether these capabilities would be adequate to support future air campaigns against adversaries with sophisticated air defences, sans US support. It will then examine the SEAD capabilities and doctrines which European actors are inducting, and the impact these could have on the continent's overall SEAD posture.