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IMDEX Asia: Firing up Protector for Asia

16th May 2017 - 12:17 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Singapore


A highlight for Rafael at IMDEX Asia 2017 is a new Spike missile mission module for its Protector USV, with the Israeli company announcing in March that it had successfully test-fired it.

Yoav Har-Even, Rafael’s CEO and president, told Shephard that the ‘missile-firing capability allows pinpoint attack of land or naval targets, enabling safe vessel operation from – with no risk to the operating force – a remote C2 room or from aboard other naval platforms’.

The Spike test-firing concluded the operational integration process of the Protector’s entire mission suite. his includes the Mini-Typhoon, water cannon, non-lethal means, electronic warfare systems,

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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