Man-Portable Air Defense Systems
(MANPADS), or shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, pose a constant threat of being acquired by criminals and terrorists, and used against international aviation.
Heat-seeking man-portable air defense systems
are a major threat to helicopters in Iraq and elsewhere.
The proliferation of man-portable air defense systems
(MANPADS) has been of growing concern to the United States and other governments.
The proposed measures aimed to suppress the production, shipment and sale of the so-called Man-Portable Air Defense Systems
Known technically as Man-Portable Air Defense Systems
, or MANPADS, such missiles are in some ways an ideal weapon for the al Qaedas of the world.
According to the report, ISIS has man-portable air defense systems
(MANPADS), guided anti-tank missiles and armored fighting vehicles, as well as assault rifles like the Russian AK series and the US M16 and Bushmaster, as part of its advanced weaponry.
One official, discussing the shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles known as MANPADS, for Man-Portable Air Defense Systems
, said "there are thousands of them" flowing out of Libya.
Strict import and export controls are particularly important in regards to man-portable air defense systems
Manpads are man-portable air defense systems
, typically heat-seeking missiles that target low-flying aircraft.
In late 2002, terrorists fired surface-to-air missiles at an Israeli airliner departing from Mombasa, Kenya--the first time man-portable air defense systems
(MANPADS) had been used to attack commercial aircraft in a non-combat zone.