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IDF orders Spike LR II missiles

26th October 2017 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has received a contract from the Israel Defense Force (IDF) to supply more than 1000 Spike LR II precision-guided missiles, the company announced on 24 October.

The Spike LR II is Rafael’s fifth generation of the Spike missile. It has a range of 5.5km when fired from ground launchers and up to 10km when fired from helicopters using RF data link.

The IDF currently uses other variants of the Spike missile family, and the addition of the Spike LR II will enhance its infantry engagement range and lethality against a range of targets. The IDF is also already fielding the Integrated Control Launch Unit, the new digital networked launcher that provides improved tactical connectivity for third party target allocation.

The missile is fully integrated with all current types of Spike launchers in use, enabling all of them to fire both the LR and LR II missile variants.

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