[VIDEO] Bad Guys with Surface-to-Air Missiles: Islamic State Terrorists Equipped with Chinese-made FN-6 MANPADs

New images released by the Islamic State reveal that the terrorist group is in possession of surface-to-air missiles capable of shooting down helicopters and civilian aircraft.

“There’s clearly significant potential threat to aviation operating in Iraqi and Syrian airspace due to ongoing fighting. Of particular concern are advanced nonconventional weapons like MANPADs.”

— State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki

Military experts at Jane’s Defence identified the weapons as Chinese-made FN-6 Man-portable air-defense systems, or MANPADs, which can reach up to 12,500 feet vertically. Read the rest of this entry »

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