MANPADS What are they and how do they work?

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MANPADS What are they and how do they work?Mr Chris Hughes UK Ministry of Defence

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M A N Portable Air Defence SystemMANPADS?

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What is a MANPADS?Purpose? Legitimate military weapon, employed for Point Defence of vital assets and self-protection against air attack Almost all use Passive Infrared homing guidance Locks onto heat sources such as aircraft engines Fire and forget, passive system Performance? Range: out to 5 km/3 miles Altitude: up to 3,500m/11,500 ft Above Ground Level

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CONFIDENTIAL MANPADS Damage

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MANPADS Components

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MANPADS Missile Components

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How to fire a MANPADSMethod of Operation Select and identify suitable target Activate Battery Coolant Unit (BCU) Lock onto target Pull trigger Missile launches Can be achieved in under 10 seconds by an experienced operator

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Damage to Large Aircraft

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DHL A-300 cargo aircraft hit by a MANPADS on 22 November 2003 whilst taking off from Baghdad International Airport

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MANPADS Producers?USA – Redeye, Stinger Russia – Strela and Igla systems China – HN-5, FN-6, QW systems N Korea – Strela “clone”, Stinger “clone”, QW “clone” Iran – Misagh systems Pakistan – Anza systems Egypt – Sakr Eye UK – Blowpipe

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CREWPADS?CREW Portable Air Defence System

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CREWPADS Producers?UK – Starburst, Starstreak Sweden – RBS-70, RBS-90 France – Mistral also USA –Stinger variants Russia –Igla-S as “Strelets” Poland - Grom

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Dismounted, or mounted on vehicleMISTRAL

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