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Starstreak to the rescue Ukraine. Beyond Stinger and Grail SA-7.
First from "The War Zone" the story BY THOMAS NEWDICK MARCH 28, 2022.
"All You Need To Know About The Starstreak Missiles Now In The Hands Of Ukrainian Troops"
"The U.K. Ministry of Defense has confirmed that Ukraine is ready to use the high-velocity missiles [HVM] in combat against Russian aircraft."
"Ukraine is poised to introduce a new ground-based air defense system to its war against Russia’s invasion forces, with the announcement that the British-supplied Starstreak main-portable air defense system, or MANPADS, is “ready to be used imminently.” Once fielded in combat, the Starstreak will be the latest addition to a growing armory of similar systems used by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which we examined in detail in this past feature. However, Starstreak — also known as the High-Velocity Missile (HVM) — incorporates several unique features for a weapon of its class and merits further examination."
STARSTREAK APPARENTLY IMPERVIOUS TO ALL KNOWN COUNTER-MEASURES. CAN BE USED TOO AGAINST GROUND TARGETS!!
Starstreak unique among MANPADS with regard to * Guidance. * Terminal warhead. * Speed.
As with ALL [?] MANPADS [man-portable air-defense system] most useful against slow-movers fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. Fast-mover fighter jets operating at higher altitudes [greater than 3,000 feet or 1,000 meters] Starstreak not so successful against.
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