Ideally India should have gone for the Verba.GarryB wrote:They will be replacing their Igla missiles with Igla-S missiles, which are improved in several ways including the addition of a proximity fuse so it can engage small targets like drones and missiles.
Are you saying Russia brought about improvements in the 9K38 missile because like any other MANPAD that's the only missile that Igla S will fire?
Verba has 3 wave band optical homer it uses a sensor that can see IR light, visible light, and UV light to home in on a target. Verba's optical tri-band (or trehspektralnaya) operates in the ultraviolet, near-infrared and mid-infrared range. This allows the user to get more information about the purpose of making complex "selective" weapon.
Igla-S do not have these features.