To track and shoot down almost any "bird" — in the Russian army comes the newest portable anti-aircraft missile complex "willow". The other day a party of MANPADS transferred to one of the air defense units in Buryatia. According to experts, it is the most perfect for today weapons of this type, is much superior in combat capabilities Western counterparts and their own predecessors — complexes "Strela" and "Igla". Why this unique MANPADS — in the material RIA Novosti.
Thanks to the portable anti-aircraft missile complex simple infantryman can for a few seconds to destroy an aircraft worth millions of dollars and evade retaliation, hiding in the folds of the terrain. MANPADS have appeared in the 1960s and forever changed the rules of warfare. This is the main threat to pilots, accustomed to escape from long-range anti-aircraft missiles at low altitudes.