Malaysia has signed a deal to purchase Starstreak air defense missile system from Thales UK 13007151

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Malaysia has signed a deal to purchase Starstreak air defense missile system from Thales UK.
Malaysia has signed a deal for procurement of Thales Starstreak V-Shorads, GK-M1 vehicles and light weight multiple launchers, radars and command and control systems from UK. The Starstreak will replace the Thales Starbust V-Shorads which had been used in the air defence of military bases.
     
Malaysia has signed a deal for procurement of Thales Starstreak V-Shorads, GK-M1 vehicles and light weight multiple launchers, radars and command and control systems from UK. The Starstreak will replace the Thales Starbust V-Shorads which had been used in the air defence of military bases.GK-M1 4x4 tactical vehicle with a Lightweight Multiple Missile Launcher armed with STARStreak missiles at DSA 2014, International Defense Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
     
Malaysia has signed the deal ahead of UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

The Starstreak is a short range surface-to-air missile or MAN Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) designed and manufactured by Thales United Kingdom. The missile, which travels at more than three times the speed of sound, uses a system of three dart-like projectiles, allowing multiple hits on the target.

The lightweight multiple launcher (LML) has an automatic fire unit and can be carried on light wheeled vehicle as Land Rover.

Thales has addressed the needs of military users around the world and introduced major improvements to provide increased range beyond 7 km, increased coverage and altitude and improved guidance precision against small targets.

The STARStreak hittiles are designed to defeat both heavily armoured and light skin aerial targets. On penetrating the targets the hittiles will inflict high levels of kinetic energy damage and each hittile also has a fragmenting warhead which detonates inside the target to maximise lethality. The strike is highly precise yet collateral damage is minimised.
 

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