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SA-18 Grouse surface-to-air missile

Country of Origin: Russia


The SA-18 Grouse is an improved man-portable surface-to-air missile (SAM) derived from the SA-7 Grail and SA-14 Gremlin (see separate records for details). It is designated the 9K38 Igla 2 in Russian service. It is designed to engage low-flying maneuverable targets.

The Grouse has many similarities with its predecessors, most notably the use of a thermal battery/gas bottle and the same 4.4-lb (2-kg) warhead fitted with a contact and grazing fuze. It also uses the same rocket motor...

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