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MANPADS What are they and how do they work?

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MANPADS What are they and how do they work?

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  1. MANPADSWhat are they and how do they work? Mr Chris Hughes UK Ministry of Defence

  2. MANPADS? • M A N • Portable • Air • Defence • System

  3. 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

  4. CONFIDENTIAL MANPADS Damage

  5. BCU (disposable) Gripstock (reusable) Launch Tube (disposable) Missile (preloaded in tube) MANPADS Components

  6. Guidance Unit & Control Fins Stabilising Fins IR Seeker Warhead Propulsion Module Eject Motor MANPADS Missile Components

  7. How to fire a MANPADS • Method 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

  8. Damage to Large Aircraft

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

  10. 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

  11. CREWPADS? • CREW • Portable • Air • Defence • System

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

  13. Dismounted, or mounted on vehicle MISTRAL

  14. Thank you for listening… … Do you have any questions?