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Malaysia tests Starstreak surface-to-air missiles
« on: October 31, 2018, 11:57:51 AM »
Indo Defence 2018: Malaysia tests Starstreak missiles | Shephard Media - 31st October 2018 - 12:00 GMT
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Malaysia conducted a firing of its Thales Starstreak Next Generation (NG) surface-to-air missiles on 25 October at the Tanjung Logok Ground-to-Air Firing Range in Johor, as part of acceptance trials for the weapon system.

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The Royal Malaysian Navy’s Twitter account posted a photo of the Starstreak NG being fired from a Lightweight Multiple Launcher (LML). With Starstreak RapidRover and RapidRanger variants also present at the exercise, firing from these platforms likely occurred as well.

The targets used were probably the Meggitt BTT-3 Banshee drone, for which Malaysian company Aerotree has a target services contract that includes the provision and use of Banshees.

Malaysia ordered an undisclosed number of launchers in LML, RapidRover and RapidRanger configurations in 2015 in a deal worth approximately $130 million. Shephard understands that six RapidRanger systems mounted on URO VAMTAC 4x4 vehicles formed part of the contract.

Malaysia’s RapidRover configuration is an LML mounted on a Global Komited GKM1 4x4 vehicle.


From: bulgarianmilitary.com - October 31, 2018


Photo credit: Asean Military Defense Review/The Global Komited GKM1 Starstreak LML-NG carrier prototype on static display at the Tanjung Logok Ground to Air Firing Range during Starstreak missile firings on 28 March 2016.

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Re: Malaysia tests Starstreak surface-to-air missiles
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 12:03:20 PM »

Another angle of the GK-M1 with the Thales Starstreak platform showing the three missile launchers. Photo taken from malaysiandefence.com