January 23, 2009 / 12:12 PM / 11 years ago

Thales wins 200 mln stg UK Starstreak missile deal

LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Thales (TCFP.PA) has won a deal worth more than 200 million pounds ($276 million) from Britain to ensure availablility of the French defence group’s Starstreak high velocity missile (HVM) system for British forces.

Thales said in a statement the contract would sustain up to 100 jobs at its site in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where British defence minister Quentin Davies announced the contract on Friday.

Starstreak is a short range surface-to-air missile containing three armour piercing darts — each dart being effectively a miniature missile with its own warhead, guidance and steering mechanism, Thales said on its website.

Thales’s contract also covers support of all HVM equipment until the scheduled out-of-service date in 2020. (Reporting by Philip Waller, editing by Dan Lalor)

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