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1 The MANPADS Threat A Civil Society Perspective Matt Schroeder Federation of American Scientist

2 The MANPADS Threat DHL A300 hit by a MANPADS near Baghdad International Airport, Nov. 2003

3 Since the 1970s, over 40 civilian aircraft have been hit by MANPADS, causing about 25 crashes and over 600 deaths around the world Since the 1970s, over 40 civilian aircraft have been hit by MANPADS, causing about 25 crashes and over 600 deaths around the world – U.S. State Department

4 Global Problem Produced by more than 20 states Produced by more than 20 states Imported by dozens of additional states Imported by dozens of additional states

5 Globe-trotting Missiles Examples: Warsaw Pact North Africa Ireland (IRA) Western Europe East Asia Middle East Western Europe East Asia Middle East Eastern Europe W. Africa Liberia (Taylor) Eastern Europe W. Africa Liberia (Taylor) Warsaw Pact Middle East Somalia Kenya (al Qaeda) Warsaw Pact Middle East Somalia Kenya (al Qaeda)

6 Global Counter-MANPADS Efforts Origins/Mombassa Attack Origins/Mombassa Attack Dozens of countries involved Dozens of countries involved Multi-faceted Multi-faceted

7 Accomplishments Export Controls Export Controls Stockpile Destruction and Security Stockpile Destruction and Security Information Sharing Information Sharing Airport Perimeter Security Airport Perimeter Security Anti-missile Systems Anti-missile Systems

8 Export Controls Five Multilateral Agreements Five Multilateral Agreements Different but share common goals Different but share common goals Over 95 countries, most major exporters Over 95 countries, most major exporters

9 Stockpile Security and Destruction More than 21,000 missiles destroyed More than 21,000 missiles destroyed Thousands more secured Thousands more secured OSCE Best Practice Guide OSCE Best Practice Guide

10 Other Efforts TransparencyTransparency Airport Perimeter SecurityAirport Perimeter Security Anti-missile SystemsAnti-missile Systems

11 Threat Persists Jul-Sep 06 - >100 manpads transferred to SomaliaJul-Sep 06 - >100 manpads transferred to Somalia Oct 06 – SA-7 linked to plot against President SacaOct 06 – SA-7 linked to plot against President Saca Nov SA-7bs seized from criminals in RussiaNov SA-7bs seized from criminals in Russia Dozens of manpads seized from Iraqi insurgentsDozens of manpads seized from Iraqi insurgents

12 Moving Forward Implement Existing AgreementsImplement Existing Agreements End missile transfers to non-state groupsEnd missile transfers to non-state groups Develop Launch Control DevicesDevelop Launch Control Devices


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