9K38 Igla (Игла) Russia/Soviet portable surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile system. This anti-aircraft missile system is used to eliminate enemy low-flying air targets.
Reporting name in US: SA-18. The first version is called 9k310 Igla-1 or SA-16 Gimlet adopted by Soviet army in 1983.
The most recent version is called 9k388 Igla-S or SA-24 Grinch. The most modern version is Igla-S.
It has been used by the Russian army since 2004 and has been introduced in the armament of the Azerbaijani army. Unlike the "Strela-3" ZRK, which was included in the USSR's armament in 1974, the sophisticated infrared homing head mounted on the Igla is precisely eliminated by infrared range waves from the target.