- Sep 28, 2011
- Reaction score
- SF Bay Area
- Political Leaning
Mr Wallace said the first Ukrainian troops had been trained and were now deployed with Starstreak, adding that the UK was ‘doing more than pretty much anyone else’ to help the war-torn country.
It isn't clear how many systems the British have sent, but apparently their delivery is imminent. It would be an exaggeration to say the British Starstreak is a game changer, but it appears to have some definite advantages over US stingers. It should raise the safe altitude level of Russian aircraft above 24 or 25 thousand feet, and depending on its accuracy may significantly improve hit rates.
Starstreak is a British short-range man-portable air-defence system (MANPADS) manufactured by Thales Air Defence (formerly Shorts Missile Systems), in Belfast. It is also known as Starstreak HVM (High Velocity Missile). After launch, the missile accelerates to more than Mach 4, making it the fastest short-range surface-to-air missile in existence. It then launches three laser beam-riding submunitions, increasing the likelihood of a successful hit on the target. Starstreak has been in service with the British Army since 1997. In 2012, Thales rebranded the system under the ForceSHIELD banner.
Starstreak vs Stinger (March-2022) Comparison of Missile Know Here!
Starstreak vs Stinger
- Starstreak has a speed of Mach 4, and Stinger can speed up to 2.5 Mach.
- Starstreak range – 7000 m; Stinger range – 4800m.
- Direction framework – Infrared homing for Stinger while SACLOS for Starstreak.
- Warhead – High dangerous for Stinger and Three hazardous (explosive) darts for Starstreak.
I cannot wait to see the first videos of the system in action.