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HE blast fragmentation warhead weighing 2.5 kg.

PROLIFERATION AND RE-ENGINEERING
According to a report published by
the Small Arms Survey in June 2013,
a total of 48 armed groups around the
world have received the Strela-2 and
-2M since 1998, and the document listed
27 of these as being active. Six groups
(two listed as active) had received the
Strela-3, 10 (seven listed as active) had

Taken from a video released by the Bashaer al-Nasr Brigade in Syria,
this shows a Strela-2M system fitted with a locally-improvised cable used
to provide pre-launch electrical power. (Bashaer al-Nasr Brigade)

received the Igla series, four (two listed
as active) had received the HN-5 series,
and four (three listed as active) had
received the Stinger. Recent events in
Syria and Iraq will have seen even more
insurgent groups equipping themselves
with MANPADS. In some cases, these
seem to have been looted from Libyan
and Iraqi arsenals.
It is disturbing to note that some
groups have acquired Igla-S systems.
When Russia announced its plan to sup-

ply this system to Syria in 2005, it stated
that only vehicle-mounted systems would
be delivered, and that the missiles supplied would not be useable as shoulderlaunched weapons.
A video recently released by the
Khatiab al-Farouq rebel group in Syria
shows what seems to be an Igla-S missile
fitted to an older-model 9P516 gripstock
from the Igla system. However, it is not
clear whether this improvised combination constitutes a workable MANPADS.

The Journal of Electronic Defense | July 2015

The Poly Technologies CASIC FN-6 is in service with at least one Syrian
insurgent group. The short cylinder mounted vertically below the front
end of the launch tube contains the battery used to provide pre-launch
electrical power to the missile. (Internet image from an unidentified
Syrian insurgent group)

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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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