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Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said the weapon used was a Russian man-portable air defense system.
Saudi Arabia has offered to give the opposition for the first time Chinese man-portable air defense systems, or Manpads, and antitank guided missiles from Russia," the journal reported.
One official, discussing the shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles known as MANPADS, for Man-Portable Air Defense Systems, said "there are thousands of them" flowing out of Libya.
The Defense and Homeland Security Departments would like the ability to detect a man-portable air defense system missile within a five-kilometer perimeter before it is launched.
The goal is to develop systems and tactics to kill Americans, namely man-portable air defense system munitions.
Heat-seeking man-portable air defense systems are a major threat to helicopters in Iraq and elsewhere.
With our vigorous leadership, the Organization of American States (OAS) is on the cutting edge in fighting terrorism, the threat of loose Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS), illicit arms trafficking, illegal drugs, and corruption.
The proliferation of man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) has been of growing concern to the United States and other governments.