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India spikes its missiles

22nd November 2017 - 10:07 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


In what looms as a massive and costly mistake, the Indian government has decided to cancel its selection of Rafael’s man-portable Spike MR antitank guided missile (ATGM) in favour of an indigenous design.

India had concluded price negotiations to buy 5,500 Spike missiles and 275 launchers in June 2016, but then the government suddenly instructed the Indian Army to cancel the RfP earlier this month.

Such is the reigning confusion that Rafael had not been informed of the cancellation at the time of writing, but was instead reading media reports like everyone else. A contract had been expected to be

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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