IGLA (SA-16 / SA-18)

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IGLA (SA-16 / SA-18)
Category Portable Launcher of Anti-aircraft Missile Systems
Operating System MANPAD
Cartridge
Length mm
Feeding front-loaded

The main differences between the SA-18, the SA-16 and its predecessor Strela-3 (SA-14) included an optional “Identification Friend or Foe”-system to prevent firing on friendly aircraft, an automatic lead and super elevation to simplify shooting and reduce minimum firing range, a slightly larger rocket, reduced drag and better guidance system extend maximum range and improve performance against fast and maneuverable targets, an improved lethality on target achieved by a combination of delayed impact fusing, terminal maneuver to hit the fuselage rather than jet nozzle, an additional charge to set off the remaining rocket fuel (if any) on impact, an improved resistance to infrared countermeasure, and slightly improved seeker sensitivity. Several guerrilla and terrorist organizations are also known to have Iglas.

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 IGLA (SA-16 / SA-18) is found in 53 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.

Angola (AGO)
G
Armenia (ARM)
G
Belarus (BLR)
G
G
Botswana (BWA)
G
Brazil (BRA)
G
Bulgaria (BGR)
O
G
Croatia (HRV)
G
Cuba (CUB)
G
N
Ecuador (ECU)
G
Egypt (EGY)
G
N
Eritrea (ERI)
G
Finland (FIN)
U
G
Georgia (GEO)
G
N
Germany (DEU)
G
Hungary (HUN)
G
India (IND)
G
Indonesia (IDN)
G
Iran (IRN)
G
Iraq (IRQ)
G
N
Israel (ISR)
G
N
Italy (ITA)
G
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
G
Libya (LBY)
N
Malaysia (MYS)
G
Mexico (MEX)
G
Mongolia (MNG)
G
Morocco (MAR)
G
G
North Korea (PRK)
G
Peru (PER)
G
Poland (POL)
U
Russia (RUS)
O
G
Serbia (SRB)
G
Singapore (SGP)
G
Slovakia (SVK)
G
Slovenia (SVN)
G
Somalia (SOM)
N
South Korea (KOR)
G
Sri Lanka (LKA)
G
Sweden (SWE)
G
Syria (SYR)
G
N
Thailand (THA)
G
Turkey (TUR)
G
Ukraine (UKR)
G
G
G
G
Venezuela (VEN)
G
Vietnam (VNM)
G
Zimbabwe (ZWE)
G

Visual identification (Silhouette)

IGLA (SA-16 / SA-18) (9)