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Eurosatory 2010: Rafael to extend Spike product range

17th June 2010 - 09:30 GMT | by Andrew White in Paris

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Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is to extend its Spike family of multi-purpose precision weapons systems with a short range (SR) variant, the company has revealed to Land Warfare International.

In response to domestic and international calls for cheaper but equally effective anti-tank guided munitions (ATGMs), the Israeli company told LWI that it was currently developing a ‘low cost’ system with an automatic tracking capability. However, a company spokesman said the SR variant would include a camera but not an infrared imaging seeker for the missile itself.

‘We have just overcome various technical barriers regarding tracking without a seeker and

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