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Thursday, 2 June 2022 - 08:33

Military Knowledge: STARStreak Anti-Aircraft Missile

Starstreak is a British short-range surface to air missile that can be used as a man-portable air-defence system (MANPADS) or in heavier systems, it is manufactured by Thales Air Defence in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is also known as Starstreak HVM (High Velocity Missile).

Saturday, 14 May 2022 - 06:39

Military Knowledge: M141 Bunker Defeat Munition

M141 or SMAW-D (“Disposable”), is a single-shot, shoulder-launched weapon designed to defeat hardened structures. The weapon was designed as a modification of the United States Marine Corps Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) to fill the void in the United States Army inventory of a “bunker buster” weapon. The SMAW-D operates on the principle that the […]

Saturday, 12 March 2022 - 13:29

What shoulder-launched systems are Ukrainian forces using to counter Russia?

Before the start of Russian military operation in Ukraine, as well as in the last two weeks, the United States and European countries, including Germany, the Netherlands and Lithuania, etc. sent man-portable air-defense systems and Anti-tank missiles to Ukraine. These missiles have played an important role in preventing the advance of Russian Army armored columns […]