Air defense systems Avenger AN / TWQ-1 were developed in 80-s and represent the army off-road vehicle HMMWV in the pick-up version, in the back of which is located a turntable with a mounted anti-aircraft missile system consisting of two launchers, totaling eight FIM- missiles 92 Stinger. Recently, the complex is almost never used by the American army. Combat vehicles for Europe were removed from storage in one of the military units in Pennsylvania, where they were awaiting disposal.
To modernize the complexes in 2017, the US Army successfully tested a new version of Stinger MANPADS with a contactless fuse. During the tests, the military launched two Stinger missiles with the M1097 Avenger on MQM-170C Outlaw target drones and successfully hit them.
The European Command of the American Army, EUCOM (United States European Command), requested the Avenger 72. The first batch in the number of 36 machines has already gone to Europe, the second completes the passage of the re-entry and modernization.