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KBM's Igla-S was the first Russian MANPADS to incorporate a proximity-fused warhead. Russia
claims to have imposed tight export controls on the system. Versions sold to Libya and Syria were
vehicle-mounted systems whose missiles are allegedly unable to be used in shoulder-fired form.
(KBM)

the weights and volumes needed for the
new warhead were obtained by using modern electronics technology to shrink the
size of the missile's guidance system.
However, these weapons all relied on impact fuzing.

When Romania stepped up marketing efforts for its Romtehnica CA-94M
MANPADS (an improved version of its
earlier CA-94 Strela-2M derivative) in
1998, the revelation that the warhead
was fitted with a proximity fuze came as

a surprise to at least some in the Western
intelligence communities. The A-94M
incorporated a new preformed fragmentation warhead and a redesigned guidance section based on hybrid-technology
electronics that reportedly offered improved accuracy. The proximity fuze was
reported to have a triggering radius of
1 meter.
The Russian Army was not to receive
a proximity-fuzed MANPADS until 2002,
when the first deliveries of the KBM 9K338
Igla-S (SA-24 "Grinch") were reported.
This carries a 2.5-kg HE fragmentation
warhead fitted with impact and proximity fuzes. A similar fuzing arrangement
is probably used by the Verba.
China's f irst proximity-f uzed
MANPADS may have been the CASIC QW2, which entered production in October
2002, although some sources report that
only impact fuzing is used. Laser-based
proximity fuzing was used in the subsequent QW-3, -4, -11, -18A, and -19. All
carried warheads weighing between 1.0
and 1.42 kg.
South Korea's Nex1 Future Company
Chiron (Singung) has a proximity-fuzed

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - July 2015

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
The Modern MANPADS – an Evolving Threat
Technology Survey: RF Tuners and Tuner Modules for SIGINT Applications
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - July 2015 - The View From Here
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JED - July 2015 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - July 2015 - Courses Calendar
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JED - July 2015 - From the President
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JED - July 2015 - The Monitor
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