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Russia unveils upgraded Igla-S short-range air-defense system

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Russia unveiled its upgraded Igla-S short-range air-defense system (MANPADS) at the Eighth International Exhibition on Aerospace, Defence and Civil Aviation Aero India 2011 in Bangalore. The latest version of the missile system is based on the Strelets (Archer) launch container and can be mounted on a tracked vehicle. Unlike the previous model, it features a proximity fuze for detonating the missile even if it doesn’t score a direct hit.

Russia unveiled its upgraded Igla-S short-range air-defense system (MANPADS) at the Eighth International Exhibition on Aerospace, Defence and Civil Aviation Aero India 2011 in Bangalore.
The latest version of the missile system is based on the Strelets (Archer) launch container and can be mounted on a tracked vehicle.
Unlike the previous model, it features a proximity fuze for detonating the missile even if it doesn’t score a direct hit.