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ADEX 2013: Rafael continues to pursue South Korean opportunities

29th October 2013 - 09:55 GMT | by Darren Lake in Seoul


Rafael has been contracted by South Korea to integrate the Spike NLOS missile on its new AW159 maritime helicopters. South Korea became one of the first export customers for Spike when it signed a $43 million deal in 2010 for the purchase of 67 the systems.

Avi Getzler, regional director Rafael, told Shephard that ‘the integration of the Spike weapon system has been accomplished successfully on several similar helicopter platforms’.

‘This integration is expected to be straightforward with no special challenges,’ Getzler added. ‘This is a very attractive combination of weapon system and platform for current users in the

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Darren Lake


Darren Lake

Darren has more than two decades of experience in aerospace and defence journalism. After completing …

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