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Singapore Airshow 2024: Interest in Rafael’s Spike FireFly has increased after combat use in Gaza

21st February 2024 - 17:01 GMT | by Roy Choo in Singapore


Unveiled in 2018, the Spike FireFly has been updated with lessons learnt from Ukraine and in more recent conflicts. (Photo: Roy Choo)

The Spike FireFly saw operational use in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 2023 which has led to increased interest in the loitering munition.

Rafael’s Spike FireFly miniature loitering munition, which saw initial combat use by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) in July 2023 when one was used to strike a target in the West Bank, has seen interest spike following its recent deployment in combat.

The weapon has also been observed on surveillance assignments over the Gaza Strip after the IDF launched operations into the densely populated enclave late last year.

Speaking to Shephardat the Singapore Airshow 2024, a Rafael executive said that while interest in the Spike FireFly had been there previously, it has increased since its deployment in the

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Roy Choo


Roy Choo

Rex Choo is a freelance journalist based in Australia.

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