posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 11:33 AM
Starstreak is a British short range surface-to-air missile, also known as Starstreak HVM where HVM stands for High Velocity Missile. Starstreak has
been in service with the British Army since 1997, and is noted for splitting up into 3 submunition rounds prior to impacting with a target
Starstreak is manufactured by Thales Air Defence Limited, in Belfast.
Starstreak is visually guided to the target by an operator. The aiming unit illuminates the target with a laser beam, and sensors in the missile
detect this beam and manoeuvre towards it.
The Starstreak missile breaks up into 3 sub munitions, called darts, prior to hitting the target. Using sub munitions is intended to increase the hit
probability. When a dart hits the target, there is a delay before it explodes; it is intended that the dart will embed itself some way into the
target, increasing the lethality of the explosion.
Looks like even the US is considering it, is this Britains Hypervelocity missile?