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IFVs – Essential Components for NATO’s Forward Presence
Can rapid fielding of modern and mature 8x8 IFVs reduce the risk and enhance the combat agility of NATO’s Eastern front? The combat experience gathered in the Ukraine War reflects the need for agile land combat systems that effectively integrate maneuverability and firepower and rely on logistical support from domestic or neighboring allied countries. How can NATO get them quickly? Marrying proven systems and platforms delivered by trusted sources from active production lines is paramount in reducing risks and accelerating delivery and fielding.
Oshkosh Defense to Produce Hundreds of Eitan Armored Vehicles for Israel
Israel's Ministry of Defense has selected Oshkosh Defense to produce hundreds of hulls for the IDF's new wheeled Armored Personnel Carriers (APC). The announcement follows a process led by the Ministry of Defense's Procurement Mission in the US, in cooperation with the Tank and APC Directorate. The program is likely to produce 500 vehicles, with hundreds more deliveries expected in the future. Eitan will replace M113s in service with the IDF since the late 1960s.
SPIKE SR Performs Live Firing in the USA
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. has demonstrated the SPIKE SR Short Range guided missile at the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) 2021 earlier this month. The demonstration assessed SPIKE SR as a precision munition system for infantry squads, for which portability and simplicity of operation are essential.
RAFAEL Introduces an Airmobile Spike NLOS for Special Ops
RAFAEL has tested a new lightweight launcher for its Spike NLOS missile system, designed for integration on light offroad vehicles. For the...
Rafael’s ‘Smarter’ Spike is Designed to Defeat Tanks with Active Protection
Israel's missile pioneer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. unveiled today the latest member of its Spike multi-purpose missile family - Spike LR II. The new weapon defined as the first "5th generation" variant of the Spike Family, is designed to defeat the toughest targets in the battlefield, modern main battle tanks, fast vehicles or bunkers.
US Navy Uses Spike Miniature Missiles to Shoot Down UAVs
Weapons specialists at the US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) at China Lake, CA. have recently tested the capability of guided missile to defeat an unmanned aerial vehicle in flight. Two Spike 'forward-firing miniature missiles' were used to defeat two Outlaw UAVs, employing both proximity and contact activation (in separate tests)
Israeli Missiles, RWS to Equip Philippine Navy Combat Boats
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will supply three Mini Typhoon remotely controlled weapon mounts to arm three multi-purpose attack crafts (MPAC MKIII) of the Philippine Navy. The contract amount is $12 million
Poland Orders Spike Missiles to Equip Rosomak IFVs
The Polish Armament Inspectorate awarded Mesko a production contract worth over $150 million, for the delivery of 1,000 Spike anti tank guided missiles to equip the Polish Army's Rosomak infantry fighting vehicles.
Rafael Extends Spike/NLOS Platforms with Trailer-Based SPARC
Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has unveiled a new trailer-mounted, remotely-controlled launch system for the Spike Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) multi-purpose tactical missile at DSEI 2015. The new version doubles the missile load of the previous trailer-based version operated by a NATO customer, and improves some of the system's target acquisition and support elements which were already integrated into the vehicle-mounted version of the system, developed for South Korea.
Aero-India 2015 Photo Report – Missile Systems
Following is a collection of photos taken at Aero India 2015, depicting advanced missile systems relevant to ongoing Indian procurement programs.
China unveils man portable copy of the Israeli Spike and US...
A man portable guided missile system, the Red Arrow 12 is similar to the Israeli Spike MR, another version of the missile seems a copy of the US Javelin.
Indian Army opts to buy Israeli Spike multi-purpose missiles
The Indian army announced today its decision to buy 321 missile launchers and 8,356 Spike anti-tank guided missile from Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems,...
Poland is Interested in Ukraine Anti-Tank Missiles
The Defense Ministry of Poland is considering purchasing anti-tank missiles from the Ukraine as part of the implementation of a weapons modernization program. According...
Spike NLOS, Hyumu-2,3 showcased on South Korea’s Parade
South Korea's Armed Forces Day on Tuesday, October 1st, saw the first public display of two new home-grown missiles. The Chosun Ilbo reports. The Country's Hyunmu-3C...