Introduced in the early 1980s to replace the aging Redeye anti-air missile launcher, the FIM-92 Stinger became the go-to man-portable air defence system - or MANPADS - for many US allies. However, the Stinger was also supplied to a number of guerilla groups such as the Afghan Mujahideen during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan or the Syrian rebels in the early years of the 21st century, making it not just a mere weapon, but a tool of US and NATO geo-political involvement in local conflicts for better or worse. As a result, it was only a matter of time until the missiles also found their way into the arsenals of the Global Liberation Army where they were turned against their own makers in one of history's many cruel twists of irony.
The GLA's main response towards enemy air and armor.
The three soldiers station inside have the unique ability to switch weapons, depending on the type of target; When engaging air units, they utilise the traditional FIM-92 whereas M136s are deployed versus ground units.
Like its other defense counterparts, Stinger Sites may be upgraded with either Fortify or Camoflage, giving it a better surviability against anti-infantry units or remain invisible until the enemy gets too close.
Stinger Sites make a great defense when the enemy is relying heavily on armored vehicles to attack your base or air units that are deployed against you. Sometimes, the Sites may even target more than one unit; a unique trait that no other defense structure has.
Be warned though as they won't stand against much punishment from artillery, like the Msta, and anti-infantry vehicles may even kill the occupants inside, quickly disarming the structure entirely. The stinger sites also have a tricky time engaging moving infantry, especially commandoes. Lost soldiers, however, are automatically replaced.