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  • Land Warfare

    Rafael partners with Polish company for Spike SR production

    14th July 2020

    Rafael is to deepen its industrial co-operation in Poland with Mesko, after the two companies agreed on 14 July to co-produce the Spike Short Range …

  • Land Warfare

    Rafael pitches Spike NLOS for Polish tank destroyer programme

    22nd June 2020

    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 …

  • Land Warfare

    JV completes Javelin upgrade as Poland becomes latest FMS customer

    11th May 2020

    The Javelin Joint Venture team, comprising Raytheon Missiles & Defense and Lockheed Martin, has completed the first production Javelin F-Model (FGM-148F) ATGM. The F-model is …

  • Land Warfare

    Israel orders Rafael Spike FireFly for IDF ground forces

    4th May 2020

    The Israeli Ministry of Defence (MoD) has placed an order for Rafael’s Spike FireFly loitering munition, which has been jointly developed by the company and …

  • Air Warfare

    PCO to manufacture Toplite in Poland

    21st April 2020

    Israel-based Rafael and Polish Armaments Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, PGZ) subsidiary PCO are working together to produce the Toplite EOS electro-optic (EO) system for the …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Israeli USV programme hits the rocks

    14th April 2020

    The Israeli Navy has terminated a programme to use unarmed and armed unmanned surface vessels (USVs) for maritime patrol missions. Unmanned underwater systems remain under …

  • Air Warfare

    Leidos offers Orbiter to Australian Army

    7th April 2020

    Leidos Australia announced on 7 April the UAV platform that it is offering for the Australian Army's Project Land 129 Phase 3 requirement for a new …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Utility helicopter OEMs eye Spike

    18th March 2020

    Rafael continues to offer its Spike family of antitank guided missiles as a weapons upgrade for various types of utility helicopter. Spike variants already arm …

  • Land Warfare

    Slovakia selects Spike LR2 ATGM

    5th March 2020

    Slovakia signed a contract with Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for delivery of an unspecified number of fifth-generation Spike LR2 ATGMs and dismounted advanced integrated …

  • Land Warfare

    Spike plugs the Suwalki Gap

    2nd March 2020

    The 14th Anti-Tank Artillery Regiment of the Polish Army recently concluded training and certification in the use of the Spike LR long-range ATGM system. Stationed …

  • Land Warfare

    Australia selects Spike LR2​ missile system

    5th February 2020

    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has selected the Rafael Spike LR2 missile system as its new Long Range Direct Fire Support Weapon capability. To be …

  • Land Warfare

    Eitan APC series production set to begin

    4th February 2020

    Series production of the Eitan 8x8 wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC) is to start soon for the Israeli MoD. According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) …

  • Land Warfare

    Sky Sabre begins to rattle as air defence market heats up

    17th January 2020

    As the ground-based air defence (GBAD) market sees a spike of investment, one new next-generation system is on the verge of entering service. Although the British Army’s …

  • Land Warfare

    CV90 fires Spike-LR missile in testing

    8th January 2020

    BAE Systems has tested the CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle’s ability to fire long-range anti-tank guided missiles, the company announced on 7 January. The testing, carried …

  • Land Warfare

    India receives first new rifles and turns back to Spike missiles

    19th December 2019

    The Indian Army has seen forward momentum in receiving some equipment – Spike missiles and SIG Sauer 7.62mm rifles – it desperately needs to modernise …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • APCs/IFVs - 6x6, APCs/IFVs - 8x8, APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Poland Ottokar-Brzoza Tank Destroyer

    Programme Background Poland's 14th Anti-Tank Artillery Regiment was previously equipped with the obsolete 9P133, a variant of the Soviet BRDM-2 armoured vehicle equipped with a launcher for ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Vilkas

    Programme Background Lithuania's Boxers are manufactured by the ARTEC production lines in Germany and the Netherlands. KMW is responsible for producing 56 of the vehicles ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Hunter IFV (Forecast)

    Development of the Hunter began in 2006 and was assisted by Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA). At least five variants of the platform have been ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Hunter (Contracted)

    Development of the Hunter began in 2006 and was assisted by Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA). At least five variants of the platform have been ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Project Land 400 Phase 3 (Australia)

    Programme Background Requirement: 2015 RfI The Land 400 Phase 3 programme will procure a new tracked IFV to replace the Australian Army's legacy fleet of ...

  • Reconnaissance/patrol vehicles

    ARV (USMC)

    Programme Background The ARV constitutes one component of a wider USMC effort to develop an interconnected network of manned and unmanned platforms more suited to ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Land 400 Phase 2 - Boxer CRV

    Programme Background History The Land 400 Phase 2 programme will procure a replacement for the ASLAV, a derivative of the General Dynamics Land Systems Light Armoured Vehicle ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Land 400 Phase 3 (Amphibious Vehicles)

    Programme Background The Australian DoD released the initial RfI for the Land 400 Phase 3 programme in November 2015. Following consultations with local industry, the ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Land 400 Phase 3 (Logistics, Ammunition Carrier and Mortar Carrier Variants)

    Programme Background The Australian DoD released the initial RfI for the Land 400 Phase 3 programme in November 2015. Following consultations with local industry, the ...

  • Special operations vehicles

    Death Adder RTV 2

    Programme Background The 2nd Commando Regiment currently operates an RTV designed and manufactured by Australia's Bale Defence. These were delivered between 2014 and 2015. Intended ...

  • Special operations vehicles

    Death Adder RTV 2 (Options)

    Programme Background The 2nd Commando Regiment currently operates an RTV designed and manufactured by Australia's Bale Defence. These were delivered between 2014 and 2015. Intended ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    VCR (First Batch)

    Programme Background Purpose The VCR programme is to replace several legacy wheeled and tracked vehicles currently in service with the Spanish Army including the BMR-600 6x6, ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    VCR (Second Batch)

    Programme Background Purpose The VCR programme is to replace several legacy wheeled and tracked vehicles currently in service with the Spanish Army including the BMR-600 6x6, ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    VCR (Third Batch)

    Programme Background Purpose The VCR programme is to replace several legacy wheeled and tracked vehicles currently in service with the Spanish Army including the BMR-600 ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Boxer (Slovenia)

    Programme Background Requirement As part of its broader military modernisation plans outlined in its Medium-Term Defense Plan 2018-2023, the Slovenian MoD identified a requirement for ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Multipurpose missiles

    Spike ER

    The Spike ER is a fourth-generation, multipurpose missile fitted with EO charge-coupled device/imaging IR sensors for operation during the day, night and in adverse weather. ...

  • Individual assault/anti-tank weapons

    Spike SR

    Part of Rafael's Spike missile family, the fire-and-forget, man-portable Spike Short Range (SR) EO-guided missile system has operational capabilities in all weather conditions. Although the ...

  • Land: infantry weapon simulators

    Spike Trainer

    This EO trainer for the Spike missile incorporates simulations of different sensors (including IR). The trainer enables mission rehearsal and trains the gunner in procedural, ...

  • Unmanned weapon systems, Military UAS - mini, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Spike Firefly

    Spike FireFly is a loitering munition developed jointly by Rafael and Israeli MoD. It is designated as Maoz by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF). The Spike FireFly has ...

  • Multipurpose missiles

    Spike ER2

    The Spike ER2 (Extended Range) is a multipurpose missile that can be fired from ground-based, airborne or naval platforms at a range of surface targets, ...

  • Crew-served assault/anti-tank weapons

    Spike LR2

    The Spike LR2 (NT-S) is Rafael’s fifth generation of the Spike missile and is backwards-compatible with existing Spike launchers.  Two warheads have been developed: a ...

  • Multipurpose missiles

    Spike NLOS

    The Spike NLOS (non-line-of-sight) is a multi-purpose, EO missile system with a real-time wireless data link capable of attacking targets at ranges up to 25km. ...

  • Crew-served assault/anti-tank weapons, Multipurpose missiles

    Spike MR/LR

    The Spike MR and Spike LR share the same command launch unit, thermal sight, tripod and missile technology. The fire-and-forget missile is equipped with an ...

  • Towed rocket launchers

    SPARC

    Rafael unveiled the SPARC, a 360° remote-controlled towed launcher for its Spike non-line-of-sight (NLOS) missile, at the September 2015 DSEI exhibition in London. Spike NLOS ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Freccia

    The Freccia 8x8 was developed by CIO to meet an Italian Army requirement for an IFV derived from the 105mm-armed Centauro cavalry vehicle to equip ...

  • Military - USVs

    Protector

    The Protector, having been in use since 2004, was the first USV to enter operational service. It is fitted with several subsystems that include; a radar, ...

  • Land: RWS

    Samson MK I

    Formerly known as the Remote Controlled Weapon Station-30 (RCWS-30), the Samson MK I is a dual-axis gyro-stabilised unmanned turret developed by Rafael to meet the ...

  • Land: RWS

    Samson Mk II/ Samson 30

    The Samson Mk II (now referred to as the Samson 30) was unveiled in 2012 as a replacement for the original Samson uncrewed turret. Like ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Boxer CRV

    In March 2018, the Australian DoD announced that it had selected the Rheinmetall Boxer CRV, a further development of the ARTEC 8x8 Boxer APC, to meet ...

  • Land: RWS

    R800

    The R800 is a RWS developed by EOS for integration on heavy armoured vehicle platforms. It is designed to offer the capabilities of a medium ...