RAYTHEON STINGER MIS­SILE COM­PLETES FIN­NISH VSHORADS FIELD TRI­ALS

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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.

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