Britain’s New Starstreak Missiles Shocked Russiα
Traveling at four times the speed of sound, the Starstreak missile is the fastest short-range surface-to-air missile in existence. WIth as much lethality as speed, it is capable of destroying targets from over 4 miles away, be it a drone, helicopter, fighter jet, or UFO.
This weαpσn is enough to turn the tides of any wαr in favor of its operator, which is why the UK is packing Ukraine full of it to aid in their resistance to the Russiαn invasion. But with the US already packing Ukraine full of Stinger missiles for this same purpose, there is an inevitable head-to-head brewing between the two missiles, which we’ll discuss in this video as we break down how each weαpσn equips soldiers with firepower meant for tanks.
Starstreak is a British short-range surface to air missile that can be used as a man-portable air-defence system (MANPADS) or in heavier systems, it is manufactured by Thales Air Defence (formerly Shorts Missile Systems), in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 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 relaunched the system as ForceSHIELD.