9K38 Igla MANPAD Launch Malfunction

9K38 Igla MANPAD Launch Malfunction


Video shows a military fail during an Russian RK38 Igla MANPAD launch malfunction at International Army Games. The 9K38 Igla (NATO reporting name SA-18 Grouse) is a Russian/Soviet man-portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile (SAM). The Igla-1 entered service in 1981, the Igla in 1983, and the Igla-S in 2004. The Igla is being supplemented by the 9K333 Verba since 2014. The development of the Igla short-range man-portable air defense system (MANPADS) began in the Kolomna OKB in 1972.

The International Army Games is an annual Russian military sports event organized by the Ministry of Defense of Russia (MoD). The event, which was first staged in August 2015, involves close to 30 countries taking part in dozens of competitions over two weeks to prove which is the most skilled. The games have been referred to as the War Olympics. In addition to the competition, the International Army Games includes a military theme park, a recruitment station, and souvenir shops.