Rafael awarded $200 million contract for SPICE air-surface systems, Spike tactical missiles and Bnet communication
Tel Aviv, December 23, 2020 – Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. announces that it has been awarded a $200 million contract to provide an Asian country with SPICE 2000 air-to-surface systems, Spike ATGMs, tactical, electro-optically guided missiles, and advanced communication systems.
SPICE is a family of stand-off, autonomous, air-to-ground weapon systems that strike targets with pinpoint accuracy and at high attack volumes, independently of GPS navigation, based on autonomous electro-optic Scene-Matching Artificial Intelligence (AI) Algorithms. The SPICE family, operational and combat proven in the Israeli air force and other global users, consists of SPICE-250, SPICE-1000, and SPICE-2000 variants, with ranges of up to 100 km.
The Spike family consists of five variants (SR, MR, LR2, ER2, NLOS) of electro-optical, multi-purpose, multi-platform missiles, with ranges of up to 32 km and fire-and-update capabilities. To-date, Spike has been sold to 35 countries, including 19 NATO nations, with over 33,000 missiles already supplied and more than 6,000 fired in tests and in combat. Spike missiles have been integrated onto 45 different vehicular, helicopter and naval platforms.
The new contract includes Rafael’s Bnet system, a family of advanced Broadband IP MANET (Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork) Software Defined Radios for tactical operations, supporting the modern digital battlefield’s needs with high-speed, low delay, reliable connectivity for data, voice and video on-the-move.
Rafael is a world-leading developer and manufacturer of advanced weapon systems. It provides forefront technological solutions that address the defensive and offensive requirements of the modern battlefield. Rafael is one of Israel’s top three defense companies, with approximately 8,000 employees and numerous subcontractors and service suppliers domestically and internationally.
Photos courtesy Rafael