Jumat, 05 Maret 2010

IGLA 9K38 MANPADS (Man-Portable Air Defense System)

Range: 6000 m
Target kill altitude: 10-3500 m
Target velocity
in head-on: 400 m/s
in tail chase: 320 m/s
Combat equipment weight: max 19 kg
Missile caliber: 72 mm
Missile length: 1635 mm
Missile weight: 11.7 kg
Warhead weight: 2.5 kg
Time to transfer the system from the travelling position to combat: max 13 s
Jamming immunity: high

IGLA-S man-portable air defence missile system

Purpose: the system is designed to engage front line aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles and UAVs under direct visibility conditions and in the night time, head-on and tail chase, in background clutter and thermal countermeasures environment.

IGLA-S MANPADS is a new-generation system featuring considerably extended firing range and enhanced kill probability against aerial targets and possessing a new quality for this class of systems – high engagement effectiveness against small-size targets like cruise missiles and UAVs.

Main features of IGLA-S system:

- enhanced kill probability against aerial targets and increased warhead lethality due to:
- increased HE quantity (by 1.5 times as compared to IGLA system);
- in-depth impact detonation of the missile warhead adjusting the rate of embedding to the approach speed;
- proximity detonation of the missile warhead (in the event of mishit) with optimization of the detonation point;
- detonation of the sustainer’s remaining solid propellant;
- advanced missile accuracy characteristics.
- extended firing range of up to 6.0 km as compared with 5.2 km for IGLA system due to missile improved aerodynamic characteristics;
- night firing capability due to application of a night vision device holder and a light weight night vision device development.
- easy installation on various platforms
Unified modules are the base for:
- formation of “air-air” guided weapon system;
- formation of a mobile air defence missile system of high covertness;
- combination with AD gun systems;
- combination with medium and long range air defence systems;
- formation of shipborne air defence systems.

IGLA-S system is a successor of IGLA missile system family outperforming them in effectiveness, reliability, service life and survivability and retaining their best merits:
- shoulder firing by a single gunner;
- “fire-and-forget” concept;
- high resistance to background clutter and thermal countermeasures;
- easy aiming and launching;
- easy maintenance and training;
- high covertness of use;
- retained operability in extreme operational environment.

Company literature on the KBM IGLA-S MANPADS manpackable missile system doesn’t specify the size of the UAS/UAV systems it can engage, but the General Atomics (GA) Sky Warrior and MQ-9 Predator B/ReaperHellfire missile-armed UAS/UAVs, AAI Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS) (including the RQ-7B Shadow tactical UAS), Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Navy Fire Scout unmanned helicopter system, and Aerovironment (AV) RQ-11 Raven B and Puma AE mini-UAV/UAS could all be vulnerable to the IGLA-S, and the IGLA-S is definitely a threat to low-flying, slow-moving U.S. manned aircraft like the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, propeller-driven fixed-wing aircraft like the Lockheed AC-130H Spectre and AC-13U Spooky gunships, the Northrop Grumman A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” close air support (CAS)/ground attack jet aircraft, and the Boeing V-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor Aircraft.

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