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Starstreak high-velocity missile

Starstreak is a short-range, man-portable, air-defence system manufactured by Thales in the UK and is optimised to provide defence against air threats including fixed-wing ground attack aircraft and late unmasking attack helicopters.

Depending on customer requirements, it can be configured in both man-portable and vehicle-mounted battlefield roles and is the fastest missile of its type in the world, highly accurate and resistant to countermeasures.

Starstreak multi-mission remote weapon systems can be mounted on armoured or protected mobility vehicles to support Divisional, Brigade and Battlegroup level manoeuvre or can be deployed in both Shoulder-Launched (SL) and Lightweight Multiple Launcher (LML) configurations that are suitable for use in the light-role, including for Air Assault and Commando forces.

A proven in-service missile, Starstreak first saw active service during the Iraq conflict in 2003 and over the last 19 years, it has been deployed on multiple operations by the UK and Global users.

Short-range surface-to-air missileThales Air Defence
Country of origin:Targets:
United KingdomFixed-wing fighters; helicopters
Flight speed:Operational range:
Mach 3 +300 – 7000m +
United Kingdom, South Africa, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Ukraine1997 – present
Guidance system:Operator:
Semi-Automatic Command to Line-Of-Sight (SACLOS)1
ATASK (Air-to-Air), Lightweight Multiple Launcher (LML), Seastreak, Self-propelled (SP) HVM, Starstreak Avenger, THOR/Multi-Mission System (MMS)Missile: 14 kg; warhead: 0.9 kg
Source: Thales Air Defence

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