Thor vehicle mounted Multi Mission System
(MMS) was first demonstrated at DSEi 05, mounted on the ATL
Pinzgauer (6x6) cross-country chassis.
Thor comprises a four-missile turret with
an integral stabilized sighting system, TV camera and thermal viewer
and integrated auto-tracker, providing 24 hour capability. The
system mounted the Starstreak High Velocity Missiles (HVMs) in the
ready-to-launch position. Starstreak HVM is a laser-guided missile
with a maximum speed in excess of Mach 3 and a range greater than
6km. Starstreak is in service with the British and South African
The launcher weighs about 500 kg and can
be integrated onto a range of wheeled or tracked vehicles. Preparing
for what Thales defines as "force protection" missions; Thor's
missile payload is not limited anti-aircraft missiles. The system
can carry a mix of missiles, including Hellfire anti-tank laser
homing missile, and SPIKE multi-purpose missiles and the South
African Ingwe. According to Thales, the system already entered a
series of test firing to demonstrate and validate its capabilities.
The system can be operated by a single person but the normal crew
consists of two - commander and gunner.