Portuguese Air Defense Artillery FIM-92 Stinger man portable infrared homing Man-Portable Air-Defense System (MANPADS).

FIM-92 Stinger missile is 1.52 m long and weighs about 10.1 kg and its weight with launcher is 15.2 kg. FIM-92 Stinger can be lauched for interception once a target is located and identified as a threat. Target identification process takes about 6 seconds.

FIM-92 Stinger missile uses IR seeker cooling for accurately guiding itself towards its intended target.

A rocket booster accelerates the Stinger missile to speed of  Mach 2.2 within only 2 seconds, then the maind rocket motor increases its speed to as high as Mach 2.6. Missile can intercept targets flying as high as 3800 m and its latest versions has a range of  8000 m.

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...