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dc.contributor.advisorTsypkin, Mikhail
dc.contributor.advisorLaurance, Edward J.
dc.contributor.authorBartak, John R.
dc.dateMarch 2005
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:34:51Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:34:51Z
dc.date.issued2005-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/2321
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThere are in excess of 500,000 Manned Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) in worldwide inventories including several thousand outside of government control. MANPADS are surface-to-air missile systems enabling the operator to launch missiles at aircraft from the ground. The most common MANPADS are the Russian SA-7 and U.S. Stinger, which feature infrared guidance systems. The concern that MANPADS can easily be acquired by non-state actors' intent on downing civilian and military aircraft has led international agencies, the U.S., and Russia to implement measures to reduce the risk of a MANPADS attack. International agencies such as the Wassenaar Arrangement work to stop illegal MANPADS proliferation. The U.S. MANPADS Defense Act and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have implemented measures to counter the MANPADS threat. Russia has revised its export controls and forged a counter-proliferation agreement with most CIS countries. However, the multilateral initiatives to better control MANPADS stocks and transfers are far from comprehensive. A new approach to mitigating the MANPADS threat adopts elements from the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and the Landmine Monitor. The conclusion of this thesis is that if MANPADS counter-proliferation efforts remain status quo an attack on a commercial aircraft in the western world is imminent.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/mitigatingmanpad109452321
dc.format.extentxii, 82 p.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshInternational lawen_US
dc.subject.lcshExport controlsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSurface-to-air missilesen_US
dc.titleMitigating the MANPADS threat: international agency, U.S., and Russian effortsen_US
dc.title.alternativeMitigating the Manned Portable Air Defense Systems threaten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of National Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorMANPADSen_US
dc.subject.authorSA-7en_US
dc.subject.authorStingeren_US
dc.subject.authorCommercial aircraften_US
dc.subject.authorUN Register of Conventional Armsen_US
dc.subject.authorWassenaar Arrangementen_US
dc.subject.authorMANPADS Defense Acten_US
dc.subject.authorRussian Federationen_US
dc.subject.authorExport controlsen_US
dc.subject.authorCounter-proliferationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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