Rafael Unveils Spike ER2

Rafael Unveils Spike ER2 31 August, 2018

Israeli Defence Company Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has disclosed development of a new, fifth-generation, enhanced stand-off evolution of its 170 mm Spike-ER multipurpose precision-guided missile system, designated Spike ER2.

The new Spike ER2 retains the same weight, airframe, surface geometries, and propulsion unit as the Spike ER, but features a significant range enhancement and other capability augmentations. The introduction of a new real-time lightweight radio frequency (RF) wireless two-way datalink, combined with adjustments to the missile’s software, is designed to optimise the energetics / trajectory of the missile to achieve a stand-off range of 16 km from rotary platforms. Rafael will also offer the ER2 with an extended fibre-optic datalink data naval- and surface-launched applications to engage targets at ranges out to 10 km.

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