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18 September 2015

DSEI 2015: STARStreak Air Defence Missile Systems for Thai Army

At DSEI 2015, Thales announced the signing of a multi-million pound contract with DataGate in Thailand to supply the Royal Thai Army with the STARStreak air defence missile system. This contract follows on from Thailand’s initial purchase of STARStreak in 2012.

The system comprises STARStreak missiles, one of the world’s fastest very short range air defence (VSHORAD) missiles and Lightweight Multiple Launcher (LML). The LML tripod-based system allows swift deployment of STARStreak missile to deal with attacks from low-level fighter aircraft, Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) and attack helicopters. The system plays a key part in the air defence forces continued commitment to protecting the Kingdom of Thailand.

STARStreak is the leading VSHORAD system in the world today, enabling nations to protect key assets against both emerging and established threats,” Victor Chavez, CEO of Thales in the UK, said. “We are honored to continue to serve the Royal Thai Army as a key supplier for Thailand’s advanced air defence capability.”

STARStreak can be seen on display at DSEI on the Thales stand (S6-110).