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Guided missiles of the Spike family (Israel)

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The unification of ammunition for various weapons systems is associated with a number of advantages. First of all, it affects the complexity and cost of production and use of such weapons. One of the most vivid examples of such an approach to weapons development can be considered the Spike (“Ship”) rocket family, developed by the Israeli company Rafael. Since the end of the seventies, Israeli experts have developed several types of guided missiles with different characteristics, based on common principles and components.


Spike nlos

The first representative of the family of rockets was the Spike NLOS (Non-Line Of Sight) product. As the name implies, this rocket was designed to attack targets located at a relatively large distance from the launcher. The development of the Spike NLOS rocket was launched in the late seventies, and in 1981 it was adopted by the Israel Defense Forces. However, for a long time this system remained secret. Its existence was announced only in 2010 year. At the same time, a rocket was offered to potential foreign buyers.



Spike NLOS rocket is the largest and heaviest in the whole family. Its starting weight reaches 75 kg, and its length exceeds 1,5 m. Such dimensions and weight allowed equipping the rocket with a solid-fuel engine capable of bringing the flight range to 25 km. Missiles are delivered in rectangular transport and launch containers. Containers are installed on the launcher, which, in turn, can be used with various platforms. For example, the Israeli army is actively using Spike NLOS missile systems based on American-made HMMWV army vehicles.

Spike NLOS rocket has a cylindrical body of large elongation with a hemispherical head fairing. X-shaped wings are mounted in the middle part of the body, and steering wheels of similar design are mounted in the tail. To reduce the dimensions of the rocket in the transport position, the wings are stacked along the body by turning forward and unfold after exiting the WPC.

Spike NLOS guided munitions can be equipped with warheads of various types. Depending on the combat mission, a cumulative or high-explosive fragmentation warhead can be used.

Spike NLOS is equipped with an original guidance system, which includes various equipment. The missile can be induced at the target independently or at the command of the operator. In the latter case, a video system is used, transmitting the signal to the operator console. The control and guidance systems used provide greater flexibility in the use of the rocket. Thus, the operator can find and capture the target after launching, or retarget the rocket in flight. In this case, both the “shot-and-forget” principle and the more complex “shot-sent” and “shot-rated-corrected” are implemented.



A combat vehicle equipped with a missile launcher should receive a set of equipment to monitor the situation and transfer data. To attack targets outside the direct line of sight, the Spike NLOS missile system must use third-party target designation. Intelligence units, unmanned aerial vehicles, etc. can transmit information about the location of the target.

For nearly three decades, the Spike NLOS missile system remained secret. The first combat use of this system dates back to 2006. During the Second Lebanon War, guided missiles were used to destroy Hezbollah’s facilities and fighters. A little later, Spike NLOS complexes were deployed along the border with the Gaza Strip.



The first reports of the existence of the Spike NLOS missile system appeared in 2009, when Rafael began promoting it on the international arms market. Only a year later it became known that this complex not only exists, but has been used by the Israeli army for many years. In 2011, the Israeli industry received an order from South Korea to supply the missiles of the “new” model. Some other countries have shown their interest in the Spike NLOS complex.

Spike anti-tank missile systems

Based on the Spike NLOS long-range missile, a number of ammunition was developed, designed to arm infantry units in need of modern means to destroy armored targets and enemy fortifications. Since the early nineties, Rafael has developed the Spike-SR, Spike-MR and Spike-LR missile systems. These systems differ in a number of parameters, but they have a common purpose - the defeat of enemy armored vehicles.

The most “junior” representative of the Spike family is the wearable Spike-SR (Short Range) complex. This complex is remotely similar to anti-tank grenade launchers, since the objective of the project was to reduce the size and weight of the system as much as possible while maintaining acceptable performance. The Spike-SR complex consists of a launching device, a transport and launch container and a rocket. Before launching the rocket, the operator of the complex must attach a starting device to the container. The launcher includes a screen that displays the image of the rocket's GOS. Having found the target, the operator can launch a rocket. In a ready-to-use form, the complex has a length of no more than 1,5 m and weighs about 9 kg. Rocket launch is made from the shoulder, as is the case with anti-tank grenade launchers.



Due to its reduced size and weight, the Spike-SR rocket has limited characteristics. This product is capable of hitting targets at ranges from 50 to 800 m. An uncooled infrared homing head is used to search for a target. The missile is equipped with a cumulative warhead capable of penetrating up to 700 mm of homogeneous armor. The launch is carried out according to the “launched-forgotten” scheme and reduces the risk for the operator, since he does not need to monitor the flight of the rocket.

Spike-SR rocket is a seriously redesigned and simplified version of Spike NLOS. Much closer to the base model is the Spike-MR (Medium Range - “Medium Range”) rocket. The developers of this complex reduced the size and weight of the rocket, taking into account other requirements for launch range, but left the basic principles of the rocket systems. Spike-MR is designed to destroy targets in the 200-2500 range of m.

The Spike-MR complex consists of several components: a transport and launch container with a rocket, a control panel with a power source and a tripod machine. The missile in the TPK weighs 13 kg, the remote - about 10 kg. The total weight of the complex in ready-to-use form is 26 kg. A machine tool has been developed that allows the rocket complex to be mounted on a suitable chassis.



To search for targets in the Spike-MR complex, an optical sight mounted on the control panel is used. The rocket is equipped with an optical-electronic guidance system, similar to the corresponding Spike NLOS units. Thus, the operator of the "Spike" medium range can leave the position immediately after the shot or adjust the rocket's trajectory during the flight, including retargeting it. A fiber optic cable is used to connect the rocket and the console. The defeat of the target is provided by a tandem cumulative warhead.

The means for destroying targets at distances up to 4 km is the Spike-LR (Long Range) complex. This system is a modification of the medium-range complex with some modifications aimed at increasing the firing range. To increase this parameter, a solid-fuel engine of a different design is used. Spike-MR and Spike-LR have similar guidance systems that can operate both autonomously and under the control of an operator.



Anti-tank systems of the Spike family have become quite widespread. This weapon interested the military of Israel and many other countries. Since the end of the nineties, Spike-SR, Spike-MR and Spike-LR systems have been shipped to Azerbaijan, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Peru, Chile and other states in Europe and South America. The total number of issued complexes exceeds 10-15 thousands.

Universal Spike-ER rocket

The success of a number of complexes of the Spike family led to the emergence of a new ammunition designed for use by combat aviation. The goal of the Spike-ER project (Extended Range - “Extended Range”) was to create a missile system with increased range and flexibility of use. This system was originally developed taking into account the use with armored vehicles and attack helicopters. The design of the Spike-ER rocket is based on previous developments of the family, however, it has several interesting differences.

Guided missiles of the Spike family (Israel)


The rocket of the new model is large in comparison with the previous ones, its starting weight (in TPK) reaches 33 kg. At the same time, due to the new solid-fuel engine, the maximum flight range has been increased to 8 km. The minimum launch range is 400 m. The Spike-ER can be used as an additional weapon for armored vehicles or helicopters of various types. For the use of missiles with this technique apply the appropriate launchers with a set of control equipment.

The Spike-ER rocket is equipped with an optical-electronic guidance system similar to that used on a number of other products of the family. Provides various modes of operation, expanding the range of tasks. The missile carries a tandem cumulative warhead with armor penetration level 1000 mm homogeneous armor.

The Spike-ER complex with the ability to install on helicopters attracted the attention of the military from several countries. In addition to the Israeli army, these systems were purchased by Italy, Finland, Chile and other countries. Helicopters UH-60, Eurocopter Tiger, AW-129 and others are used as carriers of the Spike-ER rocket. In addition, modification of the complex based on various chassis has gained some acceptance.

Mini-spike

In 2009, the Mini-Spike project was first introduced. This product is similar in its purpose to the Spike-SR short-range missile and has similar characteristics. At the same time, however, the “Mini-Spike” is seriously different both in terms of design, and by methods of use.



The Mini-Spike complex has a total weight at the level of 12 kg, the rocket itself weighs slightly more than 4 kg. The guided missile has a cylindrical body with a thickened head part of a characteristic shape. In the middle part of the body there are folding X-shaped wings, behind which are located four rudders. All planes in the transport position are added. The Mini-Spike missile is supplied in a rectangular transport and launch container, with fasteners for the control panel.

The complex includes a rocket with a container, a remote control and a light tripod. In the transport position, all units of the complex are placed in a satchel-backpack. One fighter can carry launchers and two containers with missiles. When installing the Mini-Spike complex on a vehicle, the mobile ammunition load increases according to the chassis capabilities.



The Mini-Spike rocket is equipped with an optical-electronic control system, which is a simplified version of the aggregates of previous products of the Spike family. The operator of the complex has the ability to determine the target and launch, as well as to retarget the rocket in flight or fully take control. Transmission of video signals and commands is carried out via a two-way radio channel.

The warhead is high-explosive fragmentation designed to destroy manpower and unprotected enemy equipment. If necessary, the operator can turn off the fuse, as a result of which the warhead is not undermined and the target is hit only by the rocket’s kinetic energy. This feature is designed to minimize collateral damage when attacking small targets in difficult conditions.



Reducing the size of the rocket and the complex as a whole has affected their characteristics. The maximum shooting range does not exceed 1,2 km. Thus, the Mini-Spike system occupies an intermediate position between the Spike-SR and Spike-MR complexes.

The Mini-Spike missile system is currently being tested and refined. Exact information about future shipments is not yet available. Probably, the completion of all the work will lead to the emergence of contracts for the supply of such weapons.

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The Spike family of the Israeli company Rafael’s Spike is of great interest in terms of technology, and is also notable for its success in the arms market. Based on common technical solutions, Israeli designers managed to create several missile systems suitable for solving various combat missions in a wide range of ranges.

Units armed with Spike missiles of different models are capable of attacking armored vehicles and enemy manpower with high efficiency at a distance from 50 m to 25 km. An interesting combined control system with a number of original capabilities significantly increases the effectiveness of the use of rockets. To date, Spike missiles of various models have become quite widespread and have become one of the most successful members of their class.


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  1. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 25 December 2014 06: 54 New
    +9
    Mini is the dream of the platoon commander, during the time of my service both on an urgent and as a reservist. No matter how many nerves and lives saved. ((
    1. corporal
      corporal 25 December 2014 07: 30 New
      +1
      And how justified is the possibility of "switching off" warheads to defeat pure kinetics? At ranges of up to 1,2 km, large-caliber snipers for a shot are not preferable to the cost of a shot?
      1. Professor
        Professor 25 December 2014 09: 30 New
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        Quote: Corporal
        At ranges of up to 1,2 km, large-caliber snipers for a shot are not preferable to the cost of a shot?

        The sniper rifle does not allow to strike with a canopy, it is not able to hit the target from above, etc.

        PS
        Article plus. Addition to the written. Improved Spikes have an increased firing range, as well as the possibility of laser illumination of the target, which is especially important when fighting in urban areas. The mortality rate of Spike NLOS was also improved by choosing, depending on the task, an armor-piercing, penetrating and high-explosive fragmentation warhead. Spike LR now hits 5 km,
        1. corporal
          corporal 25 December 2014 09: 50 New
          +4
          Quote: Professor
          The sniper rifle doesn’t allow you to hit the canopy, is not able to hit the target from above and

          Quite out of my head about urban development what
  2. katsin
    katsin 25 December 2014 10: 19 New
    +6
    In most tenders, the spike beat Javelin.
  3. 31rus
    31rus 25 December 2014 11: 28 New
    +2
    Thanks, but I already read this article earlier that to comment on an excellent, demanded complex
  4. Vadim237
    Vadim237 25 December 2014 11: 34 New
    0
    On the global market of ATGM Mini Spaik will be snapped up.
    1. Professor
      Professor 25 December 2014 11: 58 New
      +5
      I do not share your optimism. This is a very specific weapon and not cheap. As its creator told me, this is a surgical weapon.
      1. Midshipman
        Midshipman 25 December 2014 15: 10 New
        -1
        It is surgical. Those. either for war with the Papuans or for wars of low intensity. Well, or partisans. This weapon is not suitable for any military doctrine, while, of course, that it will not hurt anyone.
        1. Pimply
          Pimply 25 December 2014 16: 01 New
          +2
          Quote: Midshipman
          It is surgical. Those. either for war with the Papuans or for wars of low intensity. Well, or partisans. This weapon is not suitable for any military doctrine, while, of course, that it will not hurt anyone.

          You have a crazy idea of ​​war. If you start from it, at the beginning of the war you just need to throw an atomic bomb and not strain
          1. Massik
            Massik 25 December 2014 16: 15 New
            +4
            at the beginning of the war you just need to throw an atomic bomb and not strain
            Why substitute your soldiers? It is possible to throw a heavy duty with high-power vacuum. If the goal is to destroy the object, and not to capture, in order to use its contents, then boldly demolish it from heavy weapons.
            Well, of course, there are individuals who, for the sake of "show-offs," put their soldiers in stacks.
        2. Lopatov
          Lopatov 25 December 2014 16: 14 New
          +4
          Quote: Midshipman
          Those. either for war with the Papuans or for wars of low intensity.

          On the contrary. This is the ATGM of the great war. Designed to significantly increase the anti-tank capabilities of infantry.

          In conditions of low-intensity conflicts, it is much cheaper to use cheap second-generation ATGMs, as well as aviation and UAVs with guided weapons.
          Air dominance is available by default, it is possible to use artillery indefinitely, without fear of counter-battery combat, there is an overwhelming superiority in armored vehicles — why use expensive ATGMs?
          Unless for the episodic destruction of especially important goals, when a very short reaction time is needed.
          1. Professor
            Professor 25 December 2014 16: 33 New
            +5
            Quote: Spade
            Designed to significantly increase the anti-tank capabilities of infantry.

            A mini-spike is not an anti-tank, but an anti-personal weapon. He has no armor penetration. It’s good for them to shoot a sniper or a grenade launcher from the roof. You can not armored vehicles, but no more.



            Lightweight portable missile system Rafael Mini-Spike
            1. Vadim237
              Vadim237 25 December 2014 22: 07 New
              0
              Well, a warhead with two shock cores can be made for him and will pierce the roof of the tank.
          2. Aaron Zawi
            Aaron Zawi 25 December 2014 17: 18 New
            +4
            Quote: Spade

            On the contrary. This is the ATGM of the great war. Designed to significantly increase the anti-tank capabilities of infantry.
            .

            absolutely right. The first “Spikes” appeared, impressed by the “Doomsday” war, when the Syrians didn’t break through the AOI’s positions in the Golan and didn’t reach Kineret. Therefore, it was decided to create a system that could knock out enemy tank wedges. Well, the fact that they managed to expand it into a "family" is not the original goal, there are great opportunities inherent in the first model.
        3. Denimax
          Denimax 26 December 2014 02: 24 New
          +2
          For partisans, the very thing that I like. smile
          Consider portable attack aircraft. The functions are the same, take off on a mission, search for a target (and the partisans know where to hit), and destruction from the air on the air. smile
          Definitely need to be adopted.
      2. Vadim237
        Vadim237 25 December 2014 16: 45 New
        +2
        And what is its specificity, in that it can hit a tank in the tank roof or replace several grenade launchers, with the development of KAZ systems and distribution, anti-tank grenade launchers will begin to lose ground Pturam shot and forgot, and now Mini Spike will compete with our Metis M1, even though it is two more expensive.
  5. andrey682006
    andrey682006 25 December 2014 12: 12 New
    +3
    Spike - NLOS, SR, MR, LR, mini - how much of this brand. Directly some kind of advertising article. And what, besides the brand, unites them?
    In fact, these are different missiles, using operating time from the previous ones and a small part of the details.
    Maybe one KB?
    And yet - how to compare these missiles with others, if there is no one of the most important parameters - prices?

    Yes, Jews fight a lot and, I think, make a quality product. But is this product, created for the specific tasks of the war in the Israeli theater of war, quite universal? After all, it is universality and price that give large orders.
    The article somehow indistinctly says about large orders - for what amounts, with which countries? I read about the rejection of some spikes, it seems, by the Koreans.
    1. katsin
      katsin 25 December 2014 12: 48 New
      +5
      The Koreans just bought it. There was a long war with Javelin for the Indian tender, as a result, Spike defeated
    2. MACCABI TLV
      MACCABI TLV 25 December 2014 20: 32 New
      +4
      Quote: andrey682006
      But is this product, created for the specific tasks of the war in the Israeli theater of war, quite universal?

      Spike operators:
      Users [edit | edit wiki text]
      Azerbaijan [1] [2]
      Chile
      2200 missiles [3]
      Colombia
      [3]
      Ecuador
      244 missiles [4]
      Finland
      700 missiles [3]
      France
      [5] [6] [7]
      Germany
      311 PU [8]
      Israel
      Flag of Italy.svg Italy
      1065 missiles [3]
      Netherlands
      2400 missiles, 297 launchers [3]
      Peru
      244 missiles [3], 24 launchers [9]
      Poland
      2675 missiles, 264 launchers [3]. Produced in Poland under license at the Mesko State Defense Plant
      Singapore
      1000 missiles [3]
      Slovenia
      75 missiles
      Spain
      2600 missiles, 236 launchers [3]

      and all Israeli theater? lol
  6. red rocket
    red rocket 25 December 2014 12: 33 New
    0
    Our complex would not hurt our complex, a serious weapon!
  7. ivanovich
    ivanovich 25 December 2014 13: 14 New
    0
    It is interesting whether the Israeli military conducted any experimental firing of Spike missiles at its own Merkava 4 tank equipped with Trophy, in order to find out the pros and cons of protecting equipment, as well as their means of destruction. As they say the competition of armor and shell continues
    1. bmv04636
      bmv04636 25 December 2014 14: 19 New
      -1
      it is slow therefore Merkava 4 with the KAZ shroud is not terrible. But I would fire at the Sturm-SM Markovka 4 complex with KAZ, it would be interesting to see the result
  8. andrey682006
    andrey682006 25 December 2014 13: 18 New
    0
    Quote: Katsin
    The Koreans just bought it. There was a long war with Javelin for the Indian tender, as a result, Spike defeated

    And what exactly did the Koreans buy (type of missiles) and for what amount?
    1. Professor
      Professor 25 December 2014 14: 58 New
      +4
      Quote: andrey682006
      And what exactly did the Koreans buy (type of missiles) and for what amount?

      South Korea originally purchased 67 Spike missiles from Israel in 2011. The deal was worth $ 43 million.
      South Korea to Purchase Israeli Spike Missiles




      Weighing around 70 kg, the Spike missile with a range of around 20 km costs up to 300 million won (US $ 268,456).
      South Korea deploys Israeli Spike missiles

      PS
      Spike Shooting in Korea.
      1. Massik
        Massik 25 December 2014 16: 16 New
        +1
        By the way, professor, the question is, does the windbreaker catch slow ballistics, for example, a stone?)
        1. Professor
          Professor 25 December 2014 21: 00 New
          +5
          Quote: Marssik
          By the way, professor, the question is, does the windbreaker catch slow ballistics, for example, a stone?)

          It catches if the stone flies at a speed of 230 m / s. laughing
  9. bmv04636
    bmv04636 25 December 2014 14: 17 New
    +1
    A good advertising article we set off and plus (I hope all the jambs have been eliminated)
  10. padded jacket
    padded jacket 25 December 2014 15: 11 New
    0
    Tell me, is LAHAT not one of Spike's options?
    And then such information “slipped”:
    India abandoned Israeli LAHAT tank missiles
    The Indian army has refused to equip Arjun national-designed tanks of a new modification of the Mk-2 with Israeli LAHAT guided missiles with a laser guidance system fired from a cannon, reports hindustan times on September 21.
    It is reported that the Israeli Aerospace Industries development missile has an unreliable guidance system and is not capable of hitting targets at a distance of less than 1200 m (maximum range 6000 m), as a result of which the Indian army no longer considers the issue of their purchase.
    http://www.militaryparitet.com/perevodnie/data/ic_perevodnie/5869/
    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket 25 December 2014 15: 33 New
      0
      And a little more on Spike NLOS in South Korea:
      South Korean problems with Spike NLOS missiles
      As a means of firing at enemy coastal artillery, the military of the Republic of Korea chose Israeli-made Spike NLOS missile systems. According to the Joseon Ilbo newspaper, the military made one major miscalculation at the stage of selecting missiles. They did not conduct their own tests in their own conditions, but completely confided in the fact that Spike was tested by the British military. Far from all conditions, one can completely entrust missile guidance to automation, so the operator will not only have to search for a target and launch missiles. If the operator has to independently “conduct” each missile, then the rate of fire will not be high enough. For example, when shooting from Yonphendo Island on coastal targets (distance of the order of 12-15 kilometers), the rocket will reach the target only after 80-90 seconds. Thus, only two guided missiles fired from two combat vehicles will be able to fly at targets on the shore at the same time, and the next such salvo will be possible only after some time. Another problem with Spike NLOS complexes was the mismatch of the conditions of the Korean Peninsula. There are often fogs in the area of ​​Yonphendo and Pennёndo islands and because of this it is difficult to direct missiles using only optical surveillance systems.
      And so on, read the full story here: http: //vpk.name/news/86780_yuzhnokoreiskie_problemyi_s_raketami_spike_nlos
      .html
      1. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 25 December 2014 17: 22 New
        0
        Quote: quilted jacket
        And a little more on Spike NLOS in South Korea:

        The fact is that everything is so wrong. The Koreans ate a Spike to combat SK boats, and not for counter-battery battles, although to defeat a stationary enemy, it could well be used for this.
        1. padded jacket
          padded jacket 25 December 2014 17: 54 New
          0
          So the article specifically speaks of anti-battery control:
          For example, when firing at Yongpyongdo Island on coastal targets (a distance of the order of 12-15 kilometers), the rocket will reach the target only after 80-90 seconds.
          Read the full article. I gave the link.
          1. Pimply
            Pimply 25 December 2014 18: 47 New
            +2
            Quote: quilted jacket
            For example, when firing at Yongpyongdo Island on coastal targets (a distance of the order of 12-15 kilometers), the rocket will reach the target only after 80-90 seconds.
            Read the full article. I gave the link.

            And this is a question for the strategy and tactics of the Korean command
    2. Pimply
      Pimply 25 December 2014 16: 09 New
      0
      Quote: quilted jacket
      Tell me, is LAHAT not one of Spike's options?

      No, this is a missile manufactured by IAI.
      Quote: quilted jacket
      It is reported that the Israeli Aerospace Industries development missile has an unreliable guidance system and is not capable of hitting targets at a distance of less than 1200 m (maximum range 6000 m), as a result of which the Indian army no longer considers the issue of their purchase.

      The following is more likely: "Against this background, the Indian defense organization DRDO intends to develop its own missile of a similar class." The main phrase in the whole article. Either technology transfer or price did not agree. Indians love to make a difference
      1. padded jacket
        padded jacket 25 December 2014 18: 01 New
        -1
        No, this is a missile manufactured by IAI.

        And what? Can’t it be developed on its basis for unification?
        The following is more likely: "Against this background, the Indian defense organization DRDO intends to develop its own missile of a similar class." The main phrase in the whole article. Either technology transfer or price did not agree. Indians love to make a difference


        Perhaps and perhaps she really "has an unreliable guidance system and is not capable of hitting targets at a distance of less than 1200 m"
        Here's an example of shells for the T-90 type "Mango" they did not (or could not? smile ) themselves to develop, and made such a request to Russia.
        But they are much simpler than a missile launched through the barrel of a tank gun.
    3. Lopatov
      Lopatov 25 December 2014 18: 45 New
      +4
      Quote: quilted jacket
      Tell me, is LAHAT not one of Spike's options?

      Spike is the third generation ATGM family, LAHAT is purely second. Semi-active laser seeker. Helfaire analog
  11. IS-80
    IS-80 25 December 2014 15: 30 New
    +2
    Quote: Professor

    The sniper rifle does not allow to strike with a canopy, it is not able to hit the target from above, etc.

    PS
    Article plus. Addition to the written. Improved Spikes have an increased firing range, as well as the possibility of laser illumination of the target, which is especially important when fighting in urban areas. The mortality rate of Spike NLOS was also improved by choosing, depending on the task, an armor-piercing, penetrating and high-explosive fragmentation warhead. Spike LR now hits 5 km,


    Professor, what do you hear about nanospike for firing from a grenade launcher?
    1. Professor
      Professor 25 December 2014 15: 36 New
      +4
      Quote: IS-80
      Professor, what do you hear about nanospike for firing from a grenade launcher?

      Is Rafael filing such things? In general, this already exists. Though not homing, but still "smart." wink
  12. lucidlook
    lucidlook 25 December 2014 19: 59 New
    0
    By the way, to the question of NLOS in general and ATGM in particular, this long-standing topic was recalled


    и

    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket 25 December 2014 20: 52 New
      0
      I read this really here, is this "craft" really so expensive ??
      The complex is also in service and manufactured in Poland and manufactured there under license at the Mesko State Defense Plant.
      In total, the contract provides for the production of 264 sighting and launch modules and 2 missiles with a dual-mode homing head (CCD / IR). The contract was concluded in 2003 and cost the Poles $ 397 million. As stated by representatives of the manufacturing company "RAFAEL Israel Armament Development Authority" SPIKE ATGM is by far the best in the world laughing (Jews like to praise themselves), but it is not cheap. It is difficult to disagree with this, as for the specified sum, instead of 264 complexes, you can get, for example, about 200 T-90 tanks.
      http://btvt.narod.ru/4/spike.htm
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    2. Professor
      Professor 25 December 2014 21: 03 New
      +5
      Already in iron on the Syrian border shoots at ...








      Well, on the border with Gaza.
    3. kplayer
      kplayer 25 December 2014 23: 09 New
      +3
      http://www.krasfun.ru/2014/06/protivotankovyj-raketnyj-kompleks-nlos-ls-ssha/

      Quote: lucidlook
      By the way, to the question of NLOS in general and ATGM in particular, this long-standing topic was recalled

      I agree - long-standing, within the framework of the army program FAADS (Forward Area Air Defense System, 1985-1988) the development of military air defense provided for the creation of three types of air defense systems:
      - LOS-F (Line-Of-Sight-Forward) is implemented in the ADATS (Air Defense Anti-Tank System) of the Canadian Army.
      - LOS-R (Line-Of-Sight-Rear) - SAM Avenger / "Avenger" M1097 (AN / TWQ-1), PU 4x SAM FIM-92B Stinger / "Stinger".
      - Nlos (Non Line-Of-Sight) companies Boeing / "Boeing" (complex) and Hughes / "Hughes" (UR), with a firing range of at least 10 (15) km for the destruction of air (helicopters) and ground targets (tanks), out of line of sight. 150 mm SD FOG-M (Fiber-Optic Guided Missile) vertical launch, 45kg, length 1,5m, IR GOS / TV control via fiber optic cable. Launchers for 6 missiles based on the M998 HMMWV (4x4) car, and missiles were planned for 24 launchers based on the MLRS MLRS M270, in 1993 it was planned to start mass production of 118 and 285 complexes in the first and second versions, respectively (for light and heavy "divisions), and 16550 UR.
  13. padded jacket
    padded jacket 25 December 2014 21: 36 New
    -5
    I watched the video from the professor and it’s immediately clear that these "dunce"
    they can only fight with partisans, who have no intelligence, no aviation, or similar weapons.
    Everyone is standing in a “heap” of them now from a pair of MLRS “cover”, “nice thing”.
    Indeed, they turned purely into punitive and occupying forces,
    for the killing and intimidation of civilians.
    1. daladin
      daladin 7 January 2015 14: 54 New
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      m-113 armored personnel carrier
    2. Vov4ik
      Vov4ik 17 January 2015 04: 30 New
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      we at least know how))) have you fought against transformers and alien technologists in Chechnya for more than 10 years? and how many 200? I’m sure that my country has not lost so many in the history, don’t make people laugh and don’t teach father e .... Israel has the most advanced and high-tech systems and weapons, and the scoop has one missile (a deterrent weapon) like in many other countries, and the fact that touching modern war is so far behind and the loss-war ratio is the reason my country fights more often than you go to toilet)))))) do not tell people you look stupid in this role))))))
  14. daladin
    daladin 7 January 2015 14: 53 New
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    can resist against the iron dome system
    1. Vov4ik
      Vov4ik 17 January 2015 04: 33 New
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      the iron dome can withstand these missiles you mean? the iron dome is a weapon of defense and I don’t have any analogues
  15. Beiderlei
    Beiderlei 7 January 2015 15: 18 New
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    Our will be! Buy it!
  16. Ivan the Fool
    Ivan the Fool 31 January 2015 16: 10 New
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    Downhole article !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!