Video: Watch Rafael’s Spike SR Demo

The Israeli defense systems developer’s missile was designed to be a more maneuverable, lightweight anti-tank weapon for infantry forces

An infantry soldier with a Spike SR missile. Photo: Rafael

In a recent series of tests in southern Israel’s Negev Desert, Rafael demonstrated its Spike SR (Short Range) precision-guided missile system.

Watch the Spike SR Demo:

Spike SR is an electro-optical guided missile designed for shoulder launch by infantry. It is the smallest and lightest variant of the Spike Missile family - weighing only 10 kilograms - and is in use today by several nations, including within NATO.

The entire Spike Family is now operational in 34 nations, with more than 33,000 rounds produced and supplied, and as many as 45 different platforms integrated, including attack helicopters, ground vehicles, marine vessels and more.

 

Spike SR was designed for maneuvering forces, allowing standoff engagement ranges of 2 kilometers, formerly covered only by heavier ATGMs. Designed as a portable, fully disposable munition, the Spike SR carries a powerful High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) warhead, as well as a frontal precursor for clearing of ERA (Explosive Reactive Armor) tiles.

Mr. Gal Papier, director of marketing and business development at Rafael's Precision Tactical Weapon Systems directorate said of the Spike SR system: "We are very proud of this small missile, which proved to be as lethal as other large caliber missiles, with great agility for the warfighter due to its light weight, as well as its ability to act rapidly within six seconds from cold start, engaging fast moving targets - highly-demanded capabilities in today's warfare".

 

 

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