Spike LR 2 Rafael 5th generation precision guided missile MSPO 2017


At MSPO 2017, Israeli Company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. presents SPIKE LR 2, a new 5th generation variant of the SPIKE Family that can be fired from vehicles, helicopters, ships, and ground launchers. Rafael has supplied over 27,000 SPIKE Missiles and systems to over 26 countries.


Rafael Spike LR II 5th generation multi purpose multi platform precision guided missile MSPO 2017 Poland 925 001Spike LR II system. (photo credit:RAFAEL ADVANCED DEFENSE SYSTEMS)


The SPIKE LR 2 is an advanced multipurpose missile, weighing only 12.7 kg, designed for modern warfare with almost full commonality to the SPIKE Missile legacy and can be launched from any SPIKE Launcher.

For increased lethality, SPIKE LR 2 includes two unique state-of-the-art advanced and highly capable warhead configurations: a Tandem HEAT warhead configuration, enhancing armor penetration capability by more than 30%, and a new multipurpose blast warhead, which includes controlled fusing (by the gunner) for control of the desired effect.

The SPIKE LR 2 has a range of 5.5 km when fired from ground launchers (an increase of more than 35% above the 4 km range of the original SPIKE LR) and up to 10 km when fired from a helicopter (using alternative option of RF Data link).

The SPIKE LR 2 has a modern electro-optical seeker which includes a high quality un-cooled IR sensor and an advanced high definition color day sensor. The new seeker includes capabilities of a smart target tracker with AI features (Artificial Intelligence).

The SPIKE LR 2 was designed against new modern targets with low signature, time-sensitive characteristics. To counter this SPIKE LR II includes an embedded IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) for missions of third party-target allocation, allowing the firing of the missile to grid target coordinates, including advanced armor and protection systems. The SPIKE LR 2 is one of the only missiles in the world with an inherent CAPS capability.


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