Strela (SA-7 / SA-14)

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Strela (SA-7 / SA-14)
Category Portable Launcher of Anti-aircraft Missile Systems
Operating System MANPAD
Cartridge
Length mm
Feeding front-loaded

The missile launcher system consists of the green missile launch tube containing the missile, a grip stock and a cylindrical thermal battery. The launch tube is reloadable at depot, but missile rounds are delivered to fire units in their launch tubes. The device can be reloaded up to five times. The Strela and its variants have been widely used in nearly every regional conflict since 1968.

Versions
  • 9K32M Strela-2M — "SA-7b Grail"
  • Strela 2M2J Sava — Yugoslavian version
  • CA-94 & CA-94M — Romanian versions
  • HN-5, Hongying 5— Chinese version
  • Anza — Pakistani version
  • Ayn al Saqr — Egyptian version, known as Sakr Eye
  • Hwasung-Chong — North Korean version

Global distribution map

Weapon prevalence origin Country of origin licensed Licensed production unauthorized Production without a license
X
Scale dependend aggregation of production sites

The Strela (SA-7 / SA-14) is found in 89 countries

This map is a reflection of data on global distribution and production provided primarily by the BwVC. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.


Global distribution list

The data on global distribution and production is provided primarily by the BwVC, but also from national and regional focal points on SALW control; data published by think tanks, international organizations and experts; and/or data provided by individual researchers on SALW. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.

Origin Country of origin
Production Licensed production
Non-Licensed Production Production without a licence
G Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by Governmental agencies.
N Non-Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by non-Governmental armed groups.
U Unspecified: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is found in the country, but do not specify whether it is held by Governmental agencies or non-Governmental armed groups.

It is entirely possible to have a combination of tags beside each country. For example, if country X is tagged with a G and a N, it means that at least one source of data identifies Governmental agencies as holders of weapon type Y, and at least one other source confirms the presence of the weapon in country X with non-Governmental armed groups.

Afghanistan (AFG)
N
Albania (ALB)
U
Algeria (DZA)
G
N
Angola (AGO)
G
Argentina (ARG)
G
Armenia (ARM)
G
Azerbaijan (AZE)
G
Belarus (BLR)
U
Benin (BEN)
U
O
U
Botswana (BWA)
U
Bulgaria (BGR)
O
G
Burkina Faso (BFA)
U
Burundi (BDI)
N
Cambodia (KHM)
G
Chad (TCD)
N
China (CHN)
O
G
Colombia (COL)
N
Croatia (HRV)
O
U
Cuba (CUB)
U
Cyprus (CYP)
G
O
U
N
Ecuador (ECU)
G
Egypt (EGY)
O
G
El Salvador (SLV)
U
Ethiopia (ETH)
G
Finland (FIN)
U
O
U
Georgia (GEO)
N
Germany (DEU)
U
Ghana (GHA)
G
Guinea (GIN)
U
U
Guyana (GUY)
U
Hungary (HUN)
G
India (IND)
G
Indonesia (IDN)
G
Iran (IRN)
U
Iraq (IRQ)
N
Israel (ISR)
G
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
U
Kenya (KEN)
N
Kuwait (KWT)
U
Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)
U
Laos (LAO)
G
Lebanon (LBN)
G
N
Libya (LBY)
G
N
Malaysia (MYS)
U
Mali (MLI)
N
Mauritania (MRT)
G
N
Moldova (MDA)
U
Mongolia (MNG)
U
Montenegro (MNE)
U
Morocco (MAR)
G
Mozambique (MOZ)
U
N
Nicaragua (NIC)
U
Niger (NER)
N
North Korea (PRK)
O
G
Pakistan (PAK)
O
G
N
Palestine (PSE)
N
Peru (PER)
G
Poland (POL)
U
Romania (ROU)
O
G
Russia (RUS)
O
U
Serbia (SRB)
O
G
Sierra Leone (SLE)
G
Slovakia (SVK)
O
U
Slovenia (SVN)
U
Somalia (SOM)
N
South Sudan (SSD)
U
Sudan (SDN)
G
N
Syria (SYR)
G
N
Tajikistan (TJK)
U
Tanzania (TZA)
U
Tunisia (TUN)
N
Turkey (TUR)
N
Turkmenistan (TKM)
U
Uganda (UGA)
N
Ukraine (UKR)
G
N
G
G
Uzbekistan (UZB)
U
Vietnam (VNM)
G
N
Yemen (YEM)
U
Zambia (ZMB)
U
Zimbabwe (ZWE)
N

Visual identification (Silhouette)

Strela (SA-7 / SA-14) (16)