Skip to comments.Anti-Aircraft Missiles Intercepted From North Korea Alarm Scientists(exporting MANPADS)
Posted on 02/26/2010 8:12:47 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
Anti-Aircraft Missiles Intercepted From North Korea Alarm Scientists
Kurt Achin | Seoul 24 February 2010
A group of American scientists is expressing alarm at a possible attempt by North Korea to ship portable anti-aircraft missile systems abroad. The missiles were part of a an airborne cargo intercepted by authorities in Thailand in December.
The Federation of American Scientists, based in Washington, is urging more vigilance by the international community after the discovery of so-called MANPADS missile systems aboard a cargo plane loaded in North Korea.
The plane was intercepted during a landing in Thailand two months ago. The U.S. group cites a report to the United Nations Security Council as saying the plane contained "five crates" of MANPADS, which stands for man-portable air defense system.
"These are normally shoulder-fired, always man-portable, surface-to-air missiles," said Matt Schroeder, the manager of the FAS Arms Sales Monitoring Project.
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Could be to bring down civvy airliners, could be to bring down our helo’s in Afgh or Iraq —super bad mojo and exactly the way our guys helped sent the Russians packing.
Either way, this....requires something very new, something verrrrrry challenging from The Arrogant One.
Who thinks he’s equal to the job...? Cuz that’s what we NEED. This is a big deal.
Axis of evil bump.
1) Who made the missles? MANPAD is a generic term.
2) What was the destination?
No, got it wrong. Ping to #9.
They are the old Stinger missiles we ave to the Afgan’s in the 1980s
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