THE ILLICIT POSSESSION AND TRANSFER OF MANPADS: A GLOBAL ASSESSMENT

On 10 June, a post from the Small Arms Survey is concerned with the illicit proliferation of man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS).  It says that armed groups continue to acquire and use these weapons at an alarming rate, and the Small Arms Survey has identified reports of illicit MANPADS in 32 countries and territories on 5 continents since 2011. Soviet-designed first-generation SA-7 pattern MANPADS remain the most numerous and widely proliferated illicit MANPADS worldwide.  The most notable change in proliferation patterns since 2011 is the sharp rise in the number of cases of illicit possession of advanced Chinese-designed MANPADS.  The continued proliferation of MANPADS poses an acute threat to military and civilian aircraft.

https://smallarmssurvey.medium.com/the-illicit-possession-and-transfer-of-manpads-a-global-assessment-7e2e75ff5fe2

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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