Man-portable Air-defense Systems

Man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS or MPADS) are shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles (SAMs). They are typically guided weapons and are a threat to low-flying aircraft, especially helicopters.

Read more about Man-portable Air-defense Systems:  Overview, Notable Uses Against Military Aircraft, Notable Uses Against Civilian Aircraft, Countermeasures, Missile Models

Other articles related to "system":

Islamic Republic Of Iran Air Defense Force - Equipment - Man-portable Air-defense Systems - Radar Systems
... origin) Thamen Ghadir - The Ghadir radar system which covers areas (maximum) 1,100 km in distance and 300 km in altitude Najm-802 - Phased array radar system Cosmos radar, with a range of 3,000 ...

Famous quotes containing the word systems:

    Not out of those, on whom systems of education have exhausted their culture, comes the helpful giant to destroy the old or to build the new, but out of unhandselled savage nature, out of terrible Druids and Berserkirs, come at last Alfred and Shakespeare.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)