MANPADs in Turkmenistan Army
- January 17, 2018
Turkmenistan has purchased QW-2 (Syanvey-2) man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) from China.
A Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) is surface-to-air missile that can be fired by an individual or a small team of people against aircraft. These weapon systems often are described as shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles.
The QW-2 uses a fire and forget missile featuring a cooled two color infrared seeker and a single-stage solid rocket and can be operated by crew of two soldiers. The QW-2 missile can engage aerial targets at ranges from 500 meters to 6 kilometers flying at altitudes between 10 meters and 3,500 meters. The QW-2 can also be mounted on combat vehicle including a target acquisition radar and an electro-optical fire control system fitted on the carrier vehicle.