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Swiss Components Found on Russian Verba MANPADS Missile

Swiss Components Found on Russian Verba MANPADS Missile

According to the Ukrainian Defence Ministry website Militarnyi, the Verba Portable Air Defence System (MANPADS) missile uses a Swiss company’s power converter in its multispectral optical heat seeker. The website reports this claim regarding anonymous specialists of the Defence Forces.

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A power converter was discovered in the optical three-band homing head of the 9M336 missile. The triple-spectral multi-platform heat search system can operate in the ultraviolet, near-infrared and mid-infrared ranges. It is claimed that these components have played an essential role in improving the performance of autonomously guided missiles.

The Verba MANPADS is a fourth-generation Russian man-portable infrared homing adopted by the Russian army in 2014. 

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