Israeli army uses main battle tank Magach 5 fitted with 12 Spike anti-tank missile launchers 2107143
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Magach Spike anti-tank missile
|Sunday, July 20, 2014 05:02 PM|
|Israeli army uses main battle tank Magach 5 fitted with 12 Spike anti-tank missile launchers.|
Pictures released on Internet during the Israeli military operation Protective Edge has showed a new version of the Magach main battle tank fitted with an anti-tank guided missile launchers Spike. The Magach 5 tank is based on the old American-made M48A5 main battle tank.
Israeli Army Magach 5 main battle tank with Spike missile launchers
The Magach Spike is fitted with 12 Rafael Tamuz (Spike -NLOS) missile launchers mounted at the rear of the turret.
A curved Spike NLOS antennna is mounted on the top of the turret, which is lowered in road position.
The front part of the turret and the hull are fitted with add-on armour to increase protection against anti-tank missile. More stowage box are fitted to each side of the turret.
Spike NLOS is a multi-purpose, electro-optical missile system with a real-time wireless data link for ranges up to 25km. The Spike NLOS weapon system is a member of the world renowned Spike Family.
Spike NLOS provides the gunner with the unique ability to attack targets at stand-off range with no line of sight. The Spike NLOS weapon system can be operated in either direct attack mode or mid-course navigation mode based on target coordinates. These modes enable the defeat of long-range hidden targets with pinpoint precision, damage assessment and the obtaining of real-time intelligence.
The Spike NLOS electro-optical (EO) seeker incorporates a dual sensor capable of effectively engaging targets day and night and in adverse weather conditions.
Spike NLOS can also be supplied with various warheads especially suited to urban and high intensity conflicts (heat, fragmentation, PBF, PBF/F). Spike NLOS can be used in a variety of battlefields as a solution for classic high intensity conflict (anti-armor), low intensity asymmetric conflict, and future stand-off battle scenarios (small group, remote/special operations). Sensors including C4I, UAV and others can be used to provide specific target coordinates.