The FIM-92 Stinger is a combat-proven, lightweight, impact-penetration, supersonic, fire-and-forget, multi-platform, air-to-air and surface-to-air missile developed to counter low level flying threats such as aircraft, helicopters, UAVs and cruise missiles. The Stinger missiles is man-portable and shoulder-fired and has been installed on ground vehicles to provide short-range/close-in air defense capability to ground military units. It has also been installed on helicopters for self-defense purposes.
The Stinger missile replaced the Redeye weapon system. The Stinger incorporates a passive Infrared seeker and was delivered in 1982.