MANPADSMan-Portable Air Defense System
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Since then, over half of the participating states have submitted papers on their MANPADS control.
57) As of February 2005, the United States had destroyed 10,500 MANPADS in twelve countries.
Should Syria go the way of Libya and Iraq, the international community could be confronted with the loss of government control over thousands of additional MANPADS, some of which are significantly more sophisticated than most of the MANPADS looted from depots in Libya,'' wrote the study's author, Matthew Schroeder, director of the FAS' Arms Sales Monitoring Project.
MANPADS are just the sort of weapons that could be seized by extremist elements of the opposition and turned against Western or allied forces down the road.
Hunter, Thomas, "The Proliferation of MANPADS," Janes, http://www.
Preventing the spread of MANPADS (man-portable air defence systems) has become a priority in SALW transfer controls for many CIS countries.
Four sensors on the pod watch for shoulder- launched heat-seeking missiles, also known as Man-Portable Air Defense Systems or MANPADS.
L-3 Communications AVISYS, Northrop Grumman Space Technology and Raytheon have received contracts from the Department of Homeland Security to evaluate technology to counter man-portable air-defense systems, or MANPADS.
The airfield-based directed electromagnetic energy system protects against the threat of surface-to-air SAM missiles, including MANPADS (Manportable Air Defence System).
Both the CRS paper and a RAND discussion of the issue agree that a multilayered approach to MANPADS is necessary.
exported Stingers, and (3) the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop technical countermeasures to minimize the threat of a MANPADS attack.
While recognizing ''the existence of the new threat to civil aviation'' posed by such arms, they also ''called for stronger domestic controls, as considered necessary, on the production, stockpiles, transfer and brokering of MANPADS,'' the statement says.