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Defexpo 2014: Rafael displays Spike ATGM trainer

5th February 2014 - 12:18 GMT | by Tim Fish in Delhi

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Israeli armaments manufacturer Rafael is using the Defexpo exhibition to present its trainer for the Spike anti-tank guided munition (ATGM).

The Spike is under consideration by the Indian military, which is considering a purchase of about 8,356 systems at a cost of $1.5 billion. This would include 321 launchers that would be fitted to the Indian Army’s BMP-2 armoured vehicles and up to 15 trainers.

There are concerns in India regarding such a purchase from a single vendor but the army urgently requires new ATGMs. The Javelin ATGM, developed by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon in the US is also under

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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