Startstreak air defence missile (photo : Defense Update)
The two sides declined to give a value or delivery date for the very-short-range air defense missile already purchased by British and South African armed forces.
The Thai military will deploy the weapon from lightweight, portable, multiple launchers rather than the vehicle-mounted option favored by the British.
Built and developed by Thales in
, the missile has a
peak speed of more than Mach 3. The company said that as the world’s fastest
very-short-range missile, it can travel a kilometer in less than a second. Northern Ireland