Stinger Weapon System

Lightweight, Portable Air Defense

The Stinger® weapon system provides superior air defense for today's highly mobile forces. Combat proven in four major conflicts, the weapon has more than 270 fixed- and rotary-wing intercepts to its credit. It's deployed in more than 18 nations and with all four U.S. military services.

The Stinger-Reprogrammable Microprocessor, or RMP, missile maintains a greater than 90 percent success rate in reliability and training tests against advanced threat targets. Its supersonic speed, agility and a highly accurate guidance and control system give the weapon an operational edge against cruise missiles and all classes of aircraft.

A lightweight, self-contained air defense system, the Stinger-RMP missile can be rapidly deployed by ground troops and on military platforms. This weapon is also used on Apache helicopters for air-to-air engagements.

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In 2017, a pair of Stinger missiles intercepted two small unmanned airborne systems using proximity fuzes during a U.S. Army test. Raytheon and the Army have qualified the missile's proximity fuze and will move it immediately to fielding.

Proximity fuzes allow missiles to destroy targets with direct hits or by detonating near them. The modified missile offers ground troops better defense against small, agile threats.

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