Rafael pitches Spike NLOS for Polish tank destroyer programme
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems announced on 22 June that it intends to enter the Polish Ottokar-Brzoza competition for ATGM-equipped tank destroyers.
Teamed with local co-production partner PGZ, Israel-based Rafael is proposing its launcher design for eight Spike NLOS missiles.
Spike NLOS is a multi-purpose EO missile with a real-time wireless data link able to attack targets at standoff ranges of up to 32km, according to Rafael.
‘The unique combination of standoff and EO guidance allows a SPIKE NLOS unit to launch stealth salvo attacks, engaging multiple armoured targets simultaneously,’ Rafael noted in a statement.
The new Spike NLOS launcher is based on a standalone multipurpose launcher that can be integrated onto any current Polish platform such as the BWP-1 or Rosomak, or future IFVs such as Borsuk.
Other variants of Spike are already in service with the Polish Armed Forces and in May, Polish defence minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced plans to procure 60 Rosomak-S armoured vehicles, which are designed to carry Spike ATGMs.
In addition, Rafael expects to work with PGZ to offer Spike NLOS for the Kruk attack helicopter programme.
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