The South African military has shown off a Gecko all-terrain vehicle paired with the Starstreak man-portable air defense system at the South African Armed Forces Day.
a south African army Gecko All-Terrain Vehicle with a mounted Starstreak missile Lightweight Multiple Launcher pic.twitter.com/jeOceMmHLt
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Gecko ATVs, developed by South African firm LMT, are used for airborne and special operations forces, with a payload capacity of around 900 kilograms. They have a range of 250 kilometers and can travel at speeds up to 45 kmph. The vehicles carry up to four personnel.
Starstreak MANPADS have a range of up to 7 kilometers, useful for countering helicopters and low-flying aircraft. South Africa acquired the systems in the early 2000s.