Published on: November 16, 2023
NEWS – Russia recently signed a contract to supply Igla-S hand-held anti-aircraft missiles to India
FEATURES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE IGLA-S
- Guidance System: Infrared homing seeker for guidance + “locks on” to the heat emitted by an aircraft or helicopter’s engine, enabling it to track and intercept the target
- Man-Portable: Can be carried and operated by a single soldier + makes it suitable for infantry use + allows for flexibility in deployment.
- Launch Platform: From a portable tube launcher + includes a gripstock with a trigger for firing the missile.
- Range and Altitude:
- Effective range of around 6 km (3.7 miles)
- Maximum engagement altitude of approximately 3.5 km (2.2 miles)
- Countermeasures: Designed to resist countermeasures, making it more difficult for the targeted aircraft or helicopter to evade the missile.
- Warhead: Equipped with a high-explosive fragmentation (HE-FRAG) weighing 2.5 kg warhead designed to destroy or disable the target upon impact
- Equipments: 9M342 missile, 9P522 launching mechanism, maintenance equipment, including the 9V866-2 mobile test station and the 9F719-2 test set