Starstreak anti-aircraft missile systems are arriving in Ukraine

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Updated: June 14 2022 at 12:34 pm

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson kept his word. Starstreak anti-aircraft missile systems are arriving in Ukraine. British Defense Forces Ben Wallace told reporters today that the Starstreak system is a missile whose flight is three times the speed of sound and will soon be ready for use by the Ukrainian armed forces against enemy helicopters. and aircraft.

Starstreak (literally "star trail") - a British anti-aircraft missile system of medium range, designed to destroy enemy helicopters and aircraft. The range of Starstreak missiles is up to 7 kilometers. Starstreak is also referred to as Starstreak HVM (High Velocity Missile). Positioned by the manufacturer as a multi-purpose complex.

After launching and accelerating the missile to speeds of more than 3 swings, there is a separation of three submunitions, which are given on the principle of "laser trail" (semi-automatic command guidance on a laser beam, so-called "tamed beam", abroad is referred to as SACLOS beam-riding. in the warhead of three kinetic tungsten subelements, each of which has its own fragmentation warhead, increases the probability of successful defeat of the enemy.

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