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Rafael Targets German & Polish Market for Spike Missile

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Rafael will offer the Spike ER2 to Poland for its Mi-24 helicopters.

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems hopes its Spike extended-range anti-tank missile would have been a good fit for your German and Polish military. Unveiled in the International Defense Industry Exhibition MSPO in Kielce, Poland, the brand new missile includes a range of 10 kilometers (6 miles), but is said so that you can go as far as 16 kilometers when launched coming from a helicopter.

The precision missile weights less than 35 kilograms (77 pounds), carries a non-line-of-sight capability with a brand new radio frequency data link, plus an advanced seeker which has a high-resolution infrared sensor that permits multi-spectral target-tracking. The Israeli company says this will make it suitable for searching for camouflaged targets or targets in smoky environments.

“Its Tandem HEAT warhead has armor-penetration capabilities of all known main battle tanks and embedded anti-structure capabilities,” as outlined by Rafael. The missile possess an option for a lot of fun and fragmentation warhead for targeting fortifications or ships.

The company is designating the Spike ER2 for German Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopters, hoping to continue the success it found fitting the missile on Spanish Tigers.

Rafael hopes the Polish Army will find the Spike ER2 being a surface-to-surface, precision-guided missile, building on past sales of the Spike LR. It will also provide you with the Spike ER2 to Poland due to the Mi-24 and Sokol helicopters. The new Spike ER2 may be launched from existing launchers, making for smooth integration.

About 30,000 missiles from your Spike family are already exported to over 30 countries, especially in eastern Europe and South America. India is anticipated to ink a $500 million deal for 4,500 anti-tank Spike missiles, while Australia select the fifth-generation Spike LR2 earlier this year.

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