Pedestal Mounted Air Defense System

Able to fire up to eight Stinger missiles – each traveling at Mach 2.2 – the Turkish Armed Forces Pedestal Mounted Air Defense System (PMADS) delivers supersonic short-range air defense capabilities for troops in exposed positions. Its tactical importance on the battlefield is, however, only matched by its strategic importance to Turkey’s national defense industry. After years of manufacturing defense systems under license, the PMADS program is the first to be placed with a Turkish company taking the lead as prime contractor.