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Stinger missile
« on: June 28, 2019, 05:24:41 AM »
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How Stinger Missiles Work

The Stinger missile is something that appears in the news every time there is an armed conflict involving United States forces. It also appears after certain airline accidents -- the one involving TWA flight 800 is a recent example. The reason we hear so much about the Stinger in these contexts is because the Stinger missile is an extremely effective weapon for shooting down aircraft. The missile uses an infrared seeker to lock on to the heat in the engine's exhaust, and will hit nearly anything flying below 11,000 feet.

https://science.howstuffworks.com/stinger.htm

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Re: Stinger missile
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2019, 05:36:58 AM »
https://www.militarynews.com/peninsula-warrior/news/army_news/army-intensifying-stinger-air-missile-training-as-part-of-new/article_8a4a8101-5572-52c5-be06-941d534442f7.html

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Army intensifying Stinger air missile training as part of new strategic initiatives
Jan 19, 2018

For the first time in nearly 15 years, 7th Army Training Command's Joint Multinational Readiness Center will soon begin observing, coaching and training Soldiers using the FIM-92 Stinger Man-Portable, Air Defense Missile System during future exercises. In preparation for this, approximately 50 Observer Coach/Trainers, known as OC/Ts, attended their own training on the Stinger system at the Hohenfels Training Area, Jan. 10.

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Instructors from the Fires Center of Excellence in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, traveled to Germany on a whirlwind excursion to offer their expertise with the Stinger system. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen Ford and Sgt. 1st Class Edward Goldman, both instructors with the 30th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, joined Felter to provide hands-on instructions for the system that is now being reintroduced to brigade combat teams across the U.S. Army.

JMRC was the first combat training center to receive this Stinger training for OC/Ts.

In the past 15 years, the Army slowly drifted away from the FIM-92 Stinger -- which is an infrared homing surface-to-air missile that has been around since the late 1970's -- as it focused on counterinsurgency tactics. However, now it is one of the Army's main focal points, Felter said.


https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-return-of-the-stinger-missile/

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The Return of the Stinger Missile
Soon our "allies" will have fresh supplies of these MANPADS, too. What could possibly go wrong?
January 23, 2018

Having fallen out of favor years ago, the Pentagon is suddenly scrambling to bring back the FIM-92 Stinger missile as both something soldiers are trained to use, and which troops deployed overseas are armed with.

Couched as a new anti-drone solution, the reintroduction of the Stinger as a regular part of the U.S. arsenal inevitably risks the return of the Stingerís disastrous proliferation threat internationally, a long-time problem for a missile that has had little or no real utility for the U.S. military.


A Marine assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer, aims a Stinger missile launcher during a strait transit exercise designed to simulate a real world scenario. By DIVIDSHUB/Flickr/CreativeCommons

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https://www.businessinsider.com/32-year-anniversary-of-first-stinger-missile-use-in-afghanistan-2018-9


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Re: Stinger missile
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2019, 05:39:04 AM »
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/us-army-deploy-enhanced-stinger-missile/

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US Army to deploy enhanced Stinger missile
21st June 2019 - 12:30 GMT

The lightweight, self-contained Stinger missile system provides air defence for mobile ground forces. The proximity fuze, developed by Raytheon in 2017 enables the missile to destroy targets with direct hits or by detonating near them, offering ground troops improved defence against small, agile threats.

The army has now completed qualification testing on the new proximity fuze and will begin delivering the enhanced Stinger missile to soldiers later this year.

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Re: Stinger missile
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2019, 05:37:19 PM »
https://www.janes.com/article/89753/us-confirms-abrams-mbt-deal-with-taiwan

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US confirms Abrams MBT deal with Taiwan
08 July 2019

The US State Department has made a determination to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Taiwan of equipment including General Dynamics M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks (MBTs) and Raytheon Stinger missiles.

The proposed deal was announced on 8 July by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and is worth an estimated USD2.22 billion. It comes as the US government 'normalises' the way it processes military contracts with Taiwan.

DSCA said it had notified Congress of the deal, which features a range of land systems and weapons including 108 Abrams M1A2T MBTs, 250 Block I-92F Stinger missiles, BAE Systems M88A2 armoured recovery vehicles, Oshkosh M1070A1 heavy equipment transporters, and an assortment of machine guns, munitions, smoke grenade launchers, tank engines and transmissions, and communications equipment.

The DSCA said the sale is in response to a request to procure the materiel from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, Taiwan's principal representative office in Washington. The deal is separated into two projects, with the Abrams tanks and related equipment costed at an estimated USD2 billion and the Stinger missiles valued at USD223.5 million.

The DSCA added that the sale serves US national, economic, and security interests by supporting Taiwan's efforts to modernise its armed forces and to maintain a credible defensive capability.