"Verba" MANPADS knows no equals

Unique characteristics make this weapon the best in the world.

The newest Russian man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) "Verba" has unique characteristics that make it the best in the world.

The new MANPADS goes beyond hitting traditional targets for this type of weapon - helicopters and planes. It is capable of striking cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Its surface-to-air missile (SAM) is equipped with a unique three-spectrum seeker that comprises the ultraviolet, near infrared and middle infrared bands. This variety provides more data about the target, which makes Verba a discriminate weapon.

The Verba MANPADS is ten times more effective in overcoming pyrotechnical glitches that its Igla predecessor, while covering a range two and a half times greater.

Video provided by the TV Channel "Zvezda".

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