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DSA 2018: Rapid Ranger rides into Malaysia

20th April 2018 - 10:15 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Kuala Lumpur


Thales, in conjunction with local partner Global Komited (a Weststar subsidiary), exhibited a Starstreak very short-range air defence system mounted on a URO Vamtac 4x4 vehicle at the DSA 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.

The system, in the Rapid Ranger configuration, is currently being delivered to the Malaysian Armed Forces. Shephard understands that six such Rapid Ranger systems were ordered. Each has four ready-to-launch missiles, plus additional Starstreak missiles are stored in the rear of the Vamtac.

A crew of three operates the Rapid Ranger – the commander, driver and missile operator. While the Rapid Ranger can operate autonomously, it

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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