A decoy that emits ionized plasma and radio and electrical signals that radiates bright light and heat and confuses infrared and guided systems. Each time the vehicle is re-equipped with starbursts, the delivery system must be replaced. This makes starbursts a little more expensive, but also safer. These are similar to interceptor missiles in purpose, but are incapable of guided intercept and are very much smaller. You will find starburst stats on the weapons tables in this article.
(Delta Dawn Sourcebook)