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  • Land Warfare

    Germany signs new Spike framework contract

    20th November 2019

    Eurospike has signed a framework contract with the German procurement agency to supply Spike missiles and launchers to the German Army. As part of the …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    FireFly causes infantryman’s capabilities to glow

    31st October 2019

    Rafael has successfully sold the Spike NLOS missile (used from a ground-launched platform) to South Korea, and at Seoul ADEX 2019 the Israeli company was …

  • Defence Notes

    MSPO2019: Poland lines up transport aircraft and anti-tank missile haul

    6th September 2019

    The Polish Ministry of Defence (MoD) has submitted two letters of request (LoR) to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency relating to the planned procurement …

  • Defence Helicopter

    ​MSPO 2019: PZL pushes new S-70i weapons pylon

    5th September 2019

    S-70i Black Hawk manufacturer PZL Mielec is developing a single station weapons store pylon for the aircraft, symbolising a ‘Polandisation’ of the utility transport platform. …

  • Defence Helicopter

    MSPO 2019: Rafael confirms first Spike ER2 sale

    26th August 2019

    An undisclosed helicopter operator has been confirmed as the launch customer of Rafael's fifth generation multipurpose munition Spike ER2, Shephard can reveal. 'I hope in …

  • Land Warfare

    Lithuania receives first two Vilkas 8x8s in country

    5th July 2019

    The first two Boxer 8x8 infantry fighting vehicles out of an order for 88 examples have been delivered to Lithuania, with formal introduction and transfer …

  • Naval Warfare

    Philippine Navy seeks two LPDs and other new vessels

    19th June 2019

    On 17 June the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) issued an invitation to bid for two LPDs for the Philippine Navy (PN), assets that …

  • Land Warfare

    Singapore Army commissions Hunter AFV

    11th June 2019

    The Singapore Army commissioned the Hunter AFV on 11 June as part of the armour formation’s 50th anniversary. Previously known as the Next-Generation Armoured Fighting …

  • Land Warfare

    German Army trains with Spike

    5th June 2019

    The German Army has wrapped its annual firing training of the Rafael Spike LR anti-tank guided missile as of 3 June. Carried out in Germany …

  • Naval Warfare

    First Philippine frigate launched

    28th May 2019

    The Philippine Navy’s (PN) most modern warship, the future BRP Jose Rizal, was launched in Ulsan by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) before a high-ranking PN …

  • Defence Helicopter

    IMDEX Asia 2019: Wildcats touch down in Philippines

    7th May 2019

    Two AW159 Wildcat helicopters belonging to the Philippine Navy (PN) arrived on home shores on 7 May, having been delivered via a chartered Antonov An-124 …

  • Land Warfare

    EOS T2000 turret competing for Land 400 IFV programme

    5th March 2019

    At the Avalon Air Show, the Australian Department of Defence launched Electro Optic Systems’ (EOS) T2000 turret for armoured vehicles. Defence Minister Christopher Pyne was …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Avalon 2019: Rafael wants to Spike Australian helicopters and add SPICE

    1st March 2019

    Last August the Australian Army selected the Spike LR2 multipurpose missile for the Boxer 8x8 armoured vehicle under Land 400 Phase 2, and it has …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Brazilian Army scouting for Fennec and Panther weapons

    1st November 2018

    The Brazilian Army Aviation is at the selection phase of suppliers to modernise its fleet of AS550 A2 Fennec and AS365 K2 Panther with a …

  • Land Warfare

    India tests indigenous shoulder-launched ATGM

    15th October 2018

    On 15-16 September, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in India successfully conducted the first live-fire tests of its shoulder-launched Man-Portable Antitank Guided Missile …

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 ...