14 Juni 2011
QW-18 shoulder antiaicraft missile (all photos : Royal Thai Marines)
On 27 May 2011 Royal Thai Marines are trained to demonstrate the shoulder fired antiaircraft missile QW-18.
Training was held in the area of practice at Long Beach Samaesan, Sattahip, Chonburi.
QW-18 is the development of the QW-11G with the improvement in the search system (seeker). Both QW and QW-18-11G is a derivative of QW-1 Vanguard. Vanguard is the Chinese version of the missile system 9K310 Igla-1 (SA-16 gimlet) by combining several features from the FIM-92 Stinger.
(Royal Thai Marines)