RAYTHEON STINGER MISSILE COMPLETES FINNISH VSHORADS FIELD TRIALS
Raytheon’s Stinger missile has successfully completed a series of very short-range air defence system (SHORADS) field trials in Finland. Around six Finnish gunners were trained on three missile system tracking trainers during the trials, with each successfully simulating tracking and engaging targets flown by the Finnish Army Materiel Command. The targets included an F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft, NH-90 tactical transport helicopter (TTH) and Banshee medium speed aerial target system. Raytheon Missile Systems Stinger Program Director, Mark Nicol, said the trials confirm that the development of a man-portable airdefence system (MANPADS) that can truly outperform Stinger is yet to take place.