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Bundeswehr orders Spike launchers and 1500 missiles

Bundeswehr orders Spike launchers and 1500 missiles November 19, 2019

Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has signed a contract to sell Spike missiles and launchers to the German Army through a joint venture (JV). Germany's Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr /BAAINBw) ordered 1,500 Spike missiles and hundreds of Integrated Control Launch Unit (ICLU) dismounted missile launchers from Eurospike for the German Army in early November.

Eurospike, is a joint venture between Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, Diehl Defence, and Rheinmetall Electronics, to produce the Spike, known as the Mehrrollenfähige Leichte Lenkflugkörpersystem (Multirole-capable Light Anti-tank Missile System, MELLS), the Bundeswehr's designation of the system. Rafael said the missiles and launchers would be produced in Germany, in line with the company's global policy of teaming with domestic industry.

The missiles and launchers will be manufactured in Germany by local companies in keeping with Rafael’s global policy of teaming up with the domestic industry, resulting in knowledge transfer.

The Spike family consists of precise, multi-platform, multi-mission, and multi-range electro-optical missiles, with capabilities of fire-and-forget, as well as fire, observe and update, allowing attack of hidden targets.

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