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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1983
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: 9K38, 9M39, 9P516, 9P519, SA-18 Grouse and SA-N-8 Grouse
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Degtyarev and KBM
Parent System: Igla
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1983
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Igla-1M and Igla-S
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Description: The Igla is a fire-and-forget, man-portable, shoulder-launched, short range Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) family designed to engage low flying fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft and cruise missiles. The family of missile systems includes the basic Igla (SA-18 Grouse and the naval version SA-N-8 Grouse western designations), the improved Igla-1/Igla-1M (SA-16 Gimlet and naval version SA-N-10 Gimlet NATO-codenames) and the latest Igla-S or Igla-Super (SA-24 Western designation). The Igla missile systems are intended to provide protection for military units on the battlefield and installations as well as Russian Navy warships and Russian Air Force rotary wing aircraft. The Soviet Union introduced the Igla missile system in 1983.

The basic Igla is an improved derivative of proven SA-7 (Strela-2) and SA-14 (Strela-3) man-portable missiles featuring an increased range and speed. The SAM system comprises the 9M39 missile and the 9K38 and 9P516 launch units with an integrated sight. A passive infrared IR homing head has been provided to achieve the fire and forget capability. The same seeker offers better protection against electro-optical countermeasures than early generations of Soviet IR-missiles.

The Igla employing the 9M39 missile is able to engage fast targets flying at Mach 1.2, between 10 and 3,500 meters of altitude, and at a maximum range of 5,200 meters. It is the Soviet counterpart to the American Stinger missile. The missile was exported to Varsaw Pact countries and Middle East nations becoming very popular by its ease of use and efficiency.

Igla Applications

Auxiliary Vessels Car Nicobar Project 21980 Project 266M Project 864 Combat Aircraft Ka-50 Black Shark Ka-52 Alligator Fighting Ships Magar Orkan Project 12322 Project 1241.1RZ Project 1331 Project 20380 Project 775 Project 971

Igla Specifications

System Crew: 1
Diameter: 72 millimeter (2.84 inch)
Launch Unit Length: 1,708 millimeter
Length: 1,670 millimeter (66 inch)
Max Range: 5,200 meter (2.81 nautical mile)
Min Range: 500 meter (0.27 nautical mile)
Target's Max Altitude: 3,500 meter (1.89 nautical mile)
Target's Min Altitude: 10 meter
Target's Max Speed: 360 mps (1,296 kph)
SetUp Time: 13 second
Launch Unit Weight: 6.40 kilogram (14.1 pound)
Warhead: 1.30 kilogram (2.87 pound)
Weight: 10.6 kilogram (23.4 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment

Hungary had 69 9P519 missile launchers in 2006
2013499P519 (Igla) MANPADS launchers
2012499P519 (Igla) MANPADS launchers
2011499P519 (Igla) MANPADS launchers
2009499P519 (Igla) MANPADS launchers
200764(64) 9P519 (Igla) MANPADS launchers
20172829M39 IGLA (282 pcs) + 9P516 (62 pcs)
20162949M39 IGLA (294) + 9P516 (62)
2014324+ 64 launchers
2013328+ 64 launchers

Grand Total 38216
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