TNPSC Thervupettagam

Igla-s air defense systems

May 20 , 2024 23 days 130 0
  • The Indian Army is all set to begin receiving another set of Russian Igla-S very short-range air defence systems (VSHORAD) soon.
  • It is a man-portable air defence system (MANPADS) developed by Russia.
  • It is a hand-held defence system that can be operated by an individual or crew.
  • It is designed to bring down low-flying aircraft and can also identify and neutralise air targets such as cruise missiles and drones.
  • It has a range of 500 metres to 6 kilometres and attack targets up to an altitude of 3.5 kilometres.
  • The Army is also set to receive the first of two Israeli Hermes-900 Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).

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