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Starstreak II  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: ForceSHIELD
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: Thales
Parent System: Starstreak
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1997
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Starstreak
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Description: The Starstreak is a short-range, two-stage, hypervelocity surface-to-air and air-to-air missile designed to defeat the most advanced airborne threats. In service with the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom (UK) from 1997, it is launched from shoulder, tracked vehicles (Stormer), wheeled vehicles, and helicopters such as the British Army's WAH-64 Apache. According to the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) estimates, the Starstreak missile will remain in service with the British Armed Forces until 2020.

The Starstreak missile features a two-stage rocket motor and high precision laser beam-riding guidance immune to all known countermeasures. The first stage motor ejects the missile out of its canister. At a safe distance from the launcher, the second motor ignites and accelerates the missile to more than 3 times the speed of sound. It has three individually guided darts which separate from the missile when the second motor ends. The darts are guided by laser beam-riding and are effective in clutter and battlefield obscurants. It does not require maintenance neither in service support.

Starstreak II is an enhanced version of Starstreak missile featuring a maximum range in excess of 7,000 meters and an improved guidance system with optimized performance against small signature targets such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), helicopters and light armored vehicles. The range increase affects both altitude and parabolic coverage. Thales claims that enhanced Starstreak can be launched either from air, sea and ground-based platforms. The Starstreak II development was leveraged by the British military commanders experience gained in recent conflicts. Thales UK announced the enhanced weapon development in 2007.

Starstreak II Applications

Artillery Systems RAPIDFire

Starstreak II Specifications

Number of Stages: 2
Max Range: 7,000 meter (3.78 nautical mile)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Starstreak II News

There are 7 news between
11 Jun 2012 and 14 Nov 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018ForceSHIELD Air Defense System Accepted with the Malaysian Armed Forces
Thursday, October 25, 2018Thales to Upgrade British Army and Royal Marines Starstreak and LMM Missiles
Wednesday, September 16, 2015Royal Thai Army Orders Additional STARStreak Air Defence Missile Systems
Wednesday, January 15, 2014Indonesia Orders ForceSHIELD Integrated Air Defence System and STARStreak Missiles
Friday, October 11, 2013UK MoD Orders a Further 200 Starstreak Surface-to-Air Missiles
Thursday, November 15, 2012Thailand Orders Starstreak II Surface-to-Air Missile Systems
Monday, June 11, 2012Thales Unveils RAPIDFire Mobile Air Defense Gun System

Operators & Related Equipment

Missiles ordered under ForceSHIELD air defense system in January 2014
Missile systems ordered in November 2012

Grand Total ?4
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