It is important for every Nation to feel confident that it can defend itself and its borders against hostile actors. Knowing that you have the right capability to hand, and, almost as importantly, for others to know that you have it, is a defence in itself. For the British Army, Royal Marines and numerous Global defence customers, Thales’s StarStreak Short Range Air Defence (SHORAD) High Velocity Missile is a defensive capability which builds that confidence.
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 Fighter 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.