Man Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS)
Soviet Union late 20th century
This inert SA-7 model of a Man Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) shoulder-launched missile system is an example of a type of conventional weapon removed from circulation under programs funded by the U.S. Department of State. These programs support foreign governments’ efforts world-wide to remove, secure, and/or destroy these weapons that threaten the health and security of their citizens. The SA-7 was developed in the Soviet Union in the late 1960s. There are many models of MANPADS, which are used against low-flying aircraft, made in many different countries.
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(late 20th century). Man Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) [Object]. National Museum of American Diplomacy, Washington, D.C., United States. https://diplomacy.state.gov/items/man-portable-air-defense-system-manpads