The Indonesian Ministry of Protection, Military Headquarter, PT Len Industri (Persero) supported by Thales has simply carried out a test-firing of the Starstreak Air Protection Artillery Missile on the Air Weapon Vary (AWR) Pandanwangi Lumajang, East Java. The firing check was carried out by firing 4 missiles and a shifting goal within the type of a banshee drone. The results of capturing is 1 direct hit and a pair of of them are technical hits. Firing is carried out inside 4 – 7 km from the firing level to the shifting goal within the air. The RapidRanger launcher and fireplace management system are geared up with 4 Starstreak missile tubes built-in into the Spanish-designed URO VAMTAC (Vehículo de Alta Movilidad Tactico, “Excessive Mobility Tactical Car”) ST5 automobile.

The Indonesian Military has turned to the British arm of Thales to plug a niche in its short-range air defenses with a deal to buy its Forceshield built-in system of vehicle-mounted missiles and radars. Beneath the deal, Thales operations in Britain and France will equip 5 Indonesian Military batteries with Starstreak missiles, ControlMaster200 radars and weapon coordination methods, light-weight a number of launchers and RapidRanger weapon launchers. The air protection deal is value greater than £100 million (US $164 million) and about 20 URO VAMTAC autos with ForceShield air defence community delivered. Different components embrace the Floor Grasp 200 radar, fireplace management system and Land Rovers fitted with the Light-weight Medium Launcher and Starstreak.


Indonesian Military RapidRanger weapon launcher on URO VAMTAC automobile

Starstreak is a British short-range man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) manufactured by Thales Air Defence (previously Shorts Missile Techniques), in Belfast. Additionally it is often known as Starstreak HVM (Excessive Velocity Missile), Thales rebranded the system underneath the ForceSHIELD banner. After launch, the missile accelerates to greater than Mach 4, making it the quickest short-range surface-to-air missile in existence. It then launches three laser beam-riding submunitions, growing the probability of a profitable hit on the goal. The operator tracks the goal utilizing the aiming unit’s optically stabilized sight. The method of monitoring the goal permits the aiming unit to compute the proper trajectory to carry the missile along with the goal.

4 metres (13 ft) away from the operator, when the missile is a protected distance away, the second stage fires, which quickly accelerates the missile to a burn-out velocity of greater than Mach 4. The dart housing is constructed from a tungsten alloy. The darts are every 396 millimetres (15.6 in) lengthy with a diameter of twenty-two millimetres (0.87 in) and weigh about 900 grams (32 oz). Earlier laser steering methods used a single beam that needed to be saved on the goal always, the missile homing in on laser vitality mirrored off the goal, if it moved off the goal, the reflection would finish and steering can be misplaced till the goal was regained. Every sub-munition dart travelling at 4,500 kilometres per hour (2,800 mph) has comparable kinetic vitality to a shell from a Bofors 40 mm gun.