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Modernized Spikes

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Rafael introduced improved versions of the Spike family of missiles, including the Spike NLOS equipped with more advanced homing systems, improved guidance and adaptation capabilities for air, land and sea platforms. On the smaller and more accessible Spike LR, the range was also increased and adapted for use on helicopters.


Modernized Spikes
Raphael has integrated the NLOS Spike on several helicopter platforms. Recently, a lighter version of the SPIKE LR has been integrated into light helicopters.


Raphael engineers are working to expand the versatility of NLOS, complementing the existing EOS-IR / CCD seeker with the capabilities of a semi-active laser seeker. The improved GOS has already demonstrated good results in flight tests. According to sources in Raphael, the new GOS will be put into service in 2015.

Despite the fact that the laser-guided mode provides new opportunities for the operator, most of the functions remain unchanged. The operator can observe the laser spot on the target on the same display. This feature also improves operator orientation, which is especially valuable in urban environments and with the direct support of troops, and also serves as a pointer to the shooter against targets requiring quick response.

The lethality of Spike NLOS has also been improved by selecting, depending on the task being performed, an armor-piercing, penetrating, and high-explosive fragmentation warhead. Such modularity in carriers and hsn allows Rafael to adapt weapon to specific customer requirements. According to our sources, these new features will be introduced into production and will be available later this year.

Raphael also introduces new Spike LR capabilities, increasing the range of the missile by 25 percent, bringing it up to five kilometers. This was achieved without changing the weight of the rocket, overall dimensions or interfaces. The weapon uses a double-sided fiber-optic communication channel to transmit the image from the rocket's GOS to the operator, allowing him to specify the target or retarget the rocket already in flight. Such a fiber-optic communication channel is especially effective against hidden targets and target destruction in difficult situations, where the high accuracy of the rocket minimizes collateral damage. Thus, the accuracy of a rocket hit at a distance of five kilometers remains at the same level as the early versions of four kilometers.

This feature will be especially important for mobile and new helicopter applications that are currently being integrated. The weight of the Spike LR is 13.7 kg, which allows light helicopters to hit targets with high accuracy at a distance of up to five kilometers. In addition, upgraded missiles can be installed on all existing platforms currently carrying Spike NLOS / ER / LR missiles, thus offering more versatile configurations.


NLOS spike is designed to run from air, sea, and ground platforms.
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  1. Ivan Tarasov
    Ivan Tarasov 18 February 2014 06: 36
    +1
    I wonder when the third generation rockets will appear on our helicopters?
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 18 February 2014 07: 52
      +9
      Quote: Ivan Tarasov
      I wonder when the third generation rockets will appear on our helicopters?

      As soon as the development is finished. It seems the promising ATGM of the Russian Federation is called "Cheetah".
      1. saturn.mmm
        saturn.mmm 18 February 2014 21: 31
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        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        As soon as the development is complete.

        Author The weapon uses a two-way fiber-optic communication channel to transmit images from the GOS missile to the operator, allowing him to clarify the target or re-target the missile already in flight.
        I didn’t understand something, is Spike on a lace or something, or did the author make a slip of the tongue?
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 18 February 2014 21: 49
          +4
          Quote: saturn.mmm

          Author The weapon uses a two-way fiber-optic communication channel to transmit images from the GOS missile to the operator, allowing him to clarify the target or re-target the missile already in flight.
          I didn’t understand something, is Spike on a lace or something, or did the author make a slip of the tongue?

          up to 8km prefer fiber optic channel. Up to 25 km contactless control.
          1. saturn.mmm
            saturn.mmm 18 February 2014 22: 04
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            Quote: Aron Zaavi
            up to 8km prefer fiber optic channel. Up to 25 km contactless control.

            I didn’t delve into the topic especially, I assumed that everyone was contactless, they clarified thanks.
          2. Professor
            18 February 2014 22: 14
            +3
            Quote: Aron Zaavi
            Up to 25 km contactless control.

            You are mistaken - all Spikes are controlled (if desired) by cable.
            I was wrong. NLOS is controlled by radio channel. Litter. repeat
            1. And Us Rat
              And Us Rat 22 February 2014 05: 06
              +1
              Quote: Professor
              I was wrong.

              Ohhhh !!! belay Do I have delirium tremens? laughing This is a historic event !!! wassat
              1. Professor
                22 February 2014 08: 19
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                Quote: And Us Rat
                Do I have delirium tremens?

                Stop drinking.

                Quote: And Us Rat
                This is a historic event !!!

                You must always have the courage to admit your mistakes (hint: Nimrod, Delilah ...) bully
        2. Professor
          18 February 2014 22: 12
          +1
          Quote: saturn.mmm
          I didn’t understand something, is Spike on a lace or something, or did the author make a slip of the tongue?

          Although I am not an author, I will allow to answer for it. Spike on the "lace" (and all) with all the pros and cons. IMHO pluses more.
          1. saturn.mmm
            saturn.mmm 18 February 2014 23: 40
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            Quote: Professor
            Although I am not an author, I will allow to answer for it. Spike on the "lace" (and all) with all the pros and cons. IMHO more pluses.

            I do not argue about the pros and cons, it just happens, the conviction from the available information, statements shot and forgot probably served this.
            Interestingly, it is used for the power element of the cable, 8 km. decent distance.
        3. Professor
          19 February 2014 11: 08
          +1
          Quote: saturn.mmm
          Interestingly, it is used for the power element of the cable, 8 km. decent distance.

          The fiber optic cable itself is quite durable, and there is practically no load on it. The coil is in a rocket.
          1. saturn.mmm
            saturn.mmm 19 February 2014 13: 03
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            Quote: Professor
            The fiber optic cable itself is quite durable,

            The optical fiber itself is fragile, I'm interested in what the central power element in Israel is made of, unless of course this is not a secret.
            1. Professor
              19 February 2014 15: 43
              +1
              Quote: saturn.mmm
              The optical fiber itself is fragile, I'm interested in what the central power element in Israel is made of, unless of course this is not a secret.

              Not at all fragile, the recommended radius of curvature is 5 cm, we bent even more, but already with losses in conductivity.
              I did not understand what the "central power element" is. Do you mean core?
              1. saturn.mmm
                saturn.mmm 20 February 2014 10: 41
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                Quote: Professor
                Not at all fragile, recommended radius of curvature do 5 cm

                Optical fiber is ordinary glass, only well-cleaned, very thin and bends.
                Quote: Professor
                Do you mean core?

                Honestly, I do not know what is meant by core.
                The spike uses a cord with a buffer coating (thin) or a patch-cord as in the photo
                Quote: Professor
                we bent even more, but with losses in conductive ability.

                So you can read the transmitted signal through the fiber and optical communication devices are based on this.
                1. Professor
                  20 February 2014 13: 04
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                  Quote: saturn.mmm
                  Honestly, I do not know what is meant by core.

                  core is the core, the rest is braid. So here it is minimal.
                  1. saturn.mmm
                    saturn.mmm 20 February 2014 13: 15
                    +1
                    Quote: Professor
                    core is the core, the rest is braid. So here it is minimal.

                    Now everything is clear, thanks.
  2. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 18 February 2014 08: 24
    +4
    When African and other, Papuans, stop buying, Cornet,; Whirlwind, Attack, and switch to Spikes, and Javelin, then third generation rockets will appear on our helicopters ,,.
  3. tomket
    tomket 18 February 2014 08: 40
    +1
    but didn’t they abandon the Cobras in Israel, in favor of the Apaches? Or does one interfere with the other?
    1. Pimply
      Pimply 18 February 2014 12: 32
      +7
      Exist in parallel
  4. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 18 February 2014 09: 08
    0
    Why are you adding? We cannot answer yet, we need to update the "set" under the belly faster.
    1. il grand casino
      il grand casino 18 February 2014 14: 13
      +10
      Plus is worth at least for the works of Prof. He translated. And minus the news is generally stupid ... the news is the good or bad news
    2. alone
      alone 18 February 2014 19: 05
      +6
      Quote: polkovnik manuch
      Why are you adding? We cannot answer yet, we need to update the "set" under the belly faster.


      Why minus? People really do business and increase the defense of their country. By the way, Spike has a good demand among foreign countries.