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Posts Tagged: MANPADS

June 9, 2016

By Eric Woods

Proliferation of MANPADS in Syria – Relevant Actors and Applicable Treaties for Policymakers

What are MANPADS? What is their relevance to the war in Syria? MANPADS (man portable air defense systems) are heat seeking shoulder fired missile platforms designed to destroy aircraft flying at anywhere between 10,000 and 15,000 feet.* These systems have proliferated across Syria due to a combination of seizures from government stockpiles and supply from…

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