Starstreak HVM (High Velocity Missile) continues the development path of both Blowpipe
and Javelin. It can be shoulder launched, fired from the Lightweight Multiple Launcher
(LML) or vehicle borne on the Alvis Stormer APC which has an 8 round launcher (12 reload
missiles can be carried inside the vehicle). Starstreak is designed to counter threats from
very high performance low flying aircraft and fast pop-up type strikes by attack
The Air Defence Alerting device is a passive air defence alerter designed to work in conjunction with the HVM missile system. Operating as an infra red search and tracking system in the 8 - 14 micron waveband, the alerter is designed to operate against low and fast moving fixed wing aircraft, as well as the latest generation of attack helicopters. The alerter can be ground mounted to support shoulder launched / LML HVM or vehicle mounted on the Stormer HVM vehicle.