Defense Industry News - Thales
|Friday, November 16, 2012, 10:31 AM|
|Royal Thai Army selects Thales STARStreak Air Defence Missile System.|
Thales UK has signed a contract to supply the STARStreak air defence missile system to the Royal Thai Army. The deal was welcomed by the British Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, during his meeting with the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, Her Excellency Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra.
The Starstreak HVM (High Velocity Missile) is designed to counter threats from very high performance, low-flying aircraft and fast 'pop up' strikes by helicopter attacks.
(Credit photo British Army)
comprises of STARStreak missiles – the world’s fastest very-short-range
air defence (VSHORAD) missile – and Lightweight Multiple Launchers
(LML). The LML tripodbased system allows swift deployment of STARStreak
missiles to deal with attacks from low level fighter aircraft, Unmanned
Air Vehicles (UAVs) and attack helicopters. The system will be a key part
of the modernising of the air defence forces protecting the Kingdom of
Royal Thai Army selects Thales STARStreak Air Defence Missile System 1611121
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- Published: Friday, 16 November 2012 04:53
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