SAS Podcast #20: MANPADS: Surface-to-air threats and security

06.06.2014  •  8 min 16 sec

Man-portable air defence systems--MANPADS--are lightweight, usually shoulder-launched, surface-to-air missiles. These weapons systems have proliferated in conflict zones, and their widespread acquisition by non-state armed groups has attracted attention and caused disquiet amongst the security sector. In this podcast the Small Arms Survey's  Matt Schroeder discusses the use of MANPADS and the challenges they present to the research community and to security providers.