Defending key assets and lives with Thales UK advanced weapon systems
Thales develops, manufactures and provides a full range of solutions from early warning to threat neutralisation, at all levels from very short-range systems to extended air defence. We work with our customers to address evolving threats and developing solutions to ensure timely decision-making and effective responses to protect military forces, key assets and citizens.
Defence against surface attack in any environment
As a result of evolving threats proving more mobile, Thales identified the need for multi-role lightweight weapon systems that can be used from a variety of platforms and provide accurate targeting against the full spectrum of potential threats:
Lightweight Multi-role Missiles (LMM)
A low cost, lightweight, multi-role, missile, designed to be fired from tactical platforms, including fixed or rotary winged Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) and surface platforms on land and sea, against a wide range of surface threats in asymmetric littoral operations.
High speed air defence with Thales UK’s STARStreak and VT1
Thales in the UK develops solutions to meet the wide-ranging challenges and requirements of air defence. Providing defence systems and ‘sensor to effector’ technologies enables the protection of vital assets against conventional and asymmetric air attack.
VT1 and STARStreak are the fastest Short Range Air Defence (SHORAD) and Very Short Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) missiles in the world today, with a top speed of Mach 3.5, STARStreak uses high velocity to defeat targets with short unmasking times.
A precision-guided glide munition, Fury contains the same sophisticated technology as Thales’s LMM, but is approximately half the size and weight as it does not incorporate a rocket motor. Thales is the first European manufacturer to demonstrate successfully the delivery of this type of weapon from a tactical unmanned aircraft system.
Next generation light anti-tank weapon (NLAW): is the first ever single soldier missile system that rapidly defeats any Main Battle Tank in just one shot by striking it from above.