Bellingcat is a UK-based open source intelligence (OSINT) analyst who seeks to collect and verify openly available intelligence from current war zones. In this page he summarises the 2016 OSINT picture of the proliferation of MANPADS in Syria. While now dated, it still provides a useful start-point for PME discussions. 

  • What do you think the implications could be for tactical employment of air and aviation assets for Western armies in the future?  
  • How might we counter this proliferation?
  • Will the increase of drones complicate the air picture or can they be used to mitigate the MANPAD threat?