Thales and India’s Bharat Dynamics to Make STARStreak Missiles
French Aerospace company Thales has signed an MOU with state-owned Bharat Dynamics Ltd.,to assess the opportunity for the transfer of technology of the STARStreak missile capability to India with the support of the U.K. Government. This missile operates at a speed in excess of Mach 3 to defeat fast-moving threats and those with short unmasking times, and is the fastest missile in its category.
STARStreak is integrated with a wide range of radars, IR sensors, and Command-and-Control systems. It can be used in a Man Portable Air Defense System role as a single or multi-launcher configuration and is also available integrated into both light and heavy High Mobility Vehicles, reports Indian Defense Update.
Alex Cresswell, executive vice president for Land & Air Systems activities at Thales, said, “Sharing technology has been one of the key ingredients of Thales’ strategy for India. We will continue to work in this direction and realize our objective to make in India and export from India through such endeavors.”