Monday, March 10, 2014

Portable Anti-Aircraft Missiles Reported Missing In Ukraine

Mobile missile set 9K38 Igla operator engaged in tactical training exercises (RIA Novosti / Sergey Pyatakov)

Man-Portable Air Defense Systems Could Be Stolen In Ukraine Amid Turmoil -- RT

Highly dangerous type of weaponry – man-portable air defense systems (MANPADs) – have gone missing from two Ukrainian military units, according to a high-ranking official in Kiev.

Several, and maybe even several dozen 9K38 Igla (Needle) air defense systems (SA-18 Grouse in NATO's classification) have been stolen, a Ukrainian military official, who wished to remain anonymous, told RIA Novosti.

The shortage was, according to him, registered in Ukraine’s 80th airmobile regiment, which had 54 MANPADs, and the 27th airmobile brigade, stationed 45 km away from Lvov, which possessed 90 Iglas.

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My Comment: Ukraine may no longer have nuclear weapons and sophisticated jet fighters ....  but they have a lot of little stuff .... MANPADS, anti-tank weapons, etc.. And the scary part is that in the chaos that is happening in Ukraine right now .... who knows what is being pilfered or not.

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