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Igla-S air defence systems UPSC NOTE

 Why in news

  • The Army is all set to begin receiving another set of Russian Igla-S very short range air defence systems (VSHORAD- is a fourth generation, man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS)) by the end of May or early next month, filling a critical void in its air defence requirements which has been repeatedly delayed.

  • The Igla-S systems were contracted last year under the fourth tranche of Emergency Procurements (EP) and are being assembled by Adani Defence Systems And Technologies Limited (ADSTL) in India under technology transfer from Rosoboronexport

Igla-S air defence systems

  • It is a Russian man-portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile (SAM) system

  • The Igla-S 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



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Igla-S air defence systems UPSC NOTE
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