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Subject: StarStreak Missile/Thor
NotUkOnly    10/14/2006 8:41:11 AM
Hey guys Does anybody have any up to date info on this system and if,where and when it will be deployed??
 
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Yimmy       10/14/2006 11:49:48 AM

Hey guys
Does anybody have any up to date info on this system and if,where and when it will be deployed??

Starstreak (the HVM) is already deployable and in use, while Thor is a mid-Cold War era system isn't it?

For some reason when I read Starstreak, my brain read Firestreak, and I very nearly gave a rather unintilligable reply!
 
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Lawman       10/14/2006 1:25:45 PM
Thor is a mobile integrated air defence system, and basically seems to be similar to the German Leflasys/ASRAD missile system, with targetting systems and missiles on the same vehicle. It is designed to be fitted to many different vehicles - so far I've only seen it fitted to the Pinzgauer, but it should be able to be fitted to any vehicle of a suitable size.
 
Unfortunately, it is not likely to gain orders from the UK, since they seem to think there will be no air threat to UK ground forces again. One thing to note is that Thor is designed to be capable of handling more than just Starstreak - Mistral, Stinger, Igla, Brimstone, TOW, Hellfire, Trigat etc would all be possibilities.
 
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Yimmy       10/14/2006 2:40:06 PM
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Thor!  :D


 
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neutralizer       10/15/2006 5:09:40 AM
HVM SP is already a fully integrated system.  It has 8 msls ready to fire (and carries reloads), can acquire and engage tgts by day and night, is connected into the AD C&C system (an interim system has replaced ADCIS with the arrival of Bowman until delivery of the AD BISA) and can take RAP data (even better once the HC data radios are sorted out).   How much more integration is their?  Answer - none.  Having local warning radars is very yesterday, these days all you need is the RAP, which following well established intelligence principles, is the integrated product of all available sensors.  I'd hazard a guess that Thor is a old fashioned AD 'silo' system and not properly network enabled with the wider world.
 
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