Mounted anti-tank and anti-air launchers are among the most advanced defenses. Static launchers use guided rockets of a higher caliber.
Igla AA pod
The Igla (in English: Needle) is a Russian, man-portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile weapon. This weapon is designated as "SA-18" in the US and its NATO reporting name is "Grouse."
The Igla uses 9M39 missiles. This weapon is highly valued for its resistance to countermeasures. Because of its easy availability on the black market it has often been used in terrorist attacks on civilian aircraft over last 30 years, mostly in Africa. The pod is a support device with three legs, which heavily reduces the supersonic wave drag.
The AT-9K115 Metis-M (NATO reporting name is AT-13 Saxhorn-2) is a Russian anti-tank missile system. Thanks to its light weight (only 13,8 kg), the AT-13 can be easily transported by infantry units or vehicles. This system is extremely easy to operate – it can fire up to 4 rounds per minute.
The Stinger is a man-portable, shoulder-fired anti-aircraft guided missile system designed to defeat low-altitude air targets. The system is a fire-and-forget missile with a passive infrared seeker and IFF (Identification-Friend-or-Foe) system. The latest versions have improved range, maneuverability and significant countermeasures immunity. The Stinger anti air missile pod is a support device which heavily reduces the supersonic wave drag.
The SPG-9 Kopye (in English: Spear) is a Russian recoilless gun. It fires fin-stabilised, rocked-assisted 73 mm HE or HEAT projectiles with effective range of about 800 m. The SPG-9 is usually used as a light anti-tank weapon, transported by vehicles.
The BGM-71 TOW is an American anti-tank guided missile. TOW stands for "Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wire-to-command-Link." The TOW is able to penetrate up to 1m of armor, with an effective range of 3.750m.
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