Antiair troops

Anti-Air Troopers standing by

"Missiles Armed!"
―Imperial Missile Launcher Trooper[src]

The Missile Launcher Trooper, or Anti-Air Troopers, were infantry units used for destroying airborne vessels by the Galactic Empire. The units were not as resilient as AT-AAs or TIE Defenders but offered ground units some protection against air attacks. They could be upgraded into heavy anti-air troopers, which wielded a dual-missile system and were better armored.