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Stinger missiles destroy UAVs

2nd June 2017 - 11:38 GMT | by Alice Budge in London


Stinger anti-air missile has intercepted two small UAVs for the first time, Raytheon announced on 1 June .

The recent US Army test, carried out at Elgin Air Force Base, saw an MQM-170C Outlaw and another unidentified smaller system intercepted by Stinger missiles equipped with proximity fuses.

‘Stingers are usually loaded with direct impact warheads, which is appropriate for larger targets such as cruise missiles and aircraft,' Kim Ernzen, vice president of Raytheon’s land warfare systems division, said.

Ernzen added that ‘the new proximity fuse gives ground forces the ability to engage small, elusive targets using a proven, familiar system’.

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