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Spike missiles projects
« on: May 04, 2017, 03:05:29 PM »
After dealing with rumors for the better part of 10 years . . . the Spike missiles are coming.

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Israeli-made Spike missile to be used on Philippine helicopters
ByAnna Ahronheim
March 29, 2017 02:39

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As Israel continues its pivot toward Asia, Israeli-made Spike missiles are to be used by the Philippine Navy’s first two anti-submarine helicopters.

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. produces the Spike, which was originally designed to destroy tanks.

It will be employed by the Philippine Navy as an anti-ship weapon on the Agusta Westland AW-159 Wildcats that are due to be delivered to Manila by next year.

According to Rafael, the Spike NLOS (non-line-of-sight) missile “is a perfect solution for naval helicopters,” with a range of 30 kilometers and a “dedicated warhead which can neutralize any target.”

The missile, capable of penetrating 39 inches of armor, can be operated in either direct attack mode or by mid-course navigation based on target coordinates only. These modes enable defeat of long-range hidden targets with pinpoint precision.

Philippine Navy spokesman Capt. Lued Lincuna was quoted by the Philippine News Agency on Tuesday as saying that “the missile has a built-in camera that allows it to be operated day or night” and allows pilots to engage hostile targets beyond their visual range.

Rafael will also be providing the shorter-range Spike ER missiles, weighing 33 kg with a range of 8 km, which will be used on the navy’s multi-purpose attack craft (MPAC ).

The Philippine Navy is currently operating six MPAC s, but none is armed with the missile system.

Two new MPAC s, which are being built in a joint venture between Filipino Propmech Corporation and Taiwan’s Lung Teh Shipbuilding Co. and set for delivery by the end of 2017, will have mountings for Spike missiles.

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Re: Spike missiles projects
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 04:30:59 PM »
SPIKE-ER

http://www.deagel.com/Defensive-Weapons/SPIKE-ER_a001037004.aspx

Description: The SPIKE-ER, formerly known as the NTD, is a multi-platform anti-tank missile with an extended range over previous SPIKE missiles. It has been designed to be mounted on ground vehicles, helicopters, and naval vessels. It seeker combines electro-optical sensors (IR/CCD-TV) and a fiber optic data link to achieve fire and forget and directed launch modes. Using the fiber optic data link the SPIKE-ER missile is able to perform battle damage assessment, in-flight retargeting, identification friend or foe, attacks without collateral damage and pinpoint accuracy strikes.

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The SPIKE-ER missile operates day/night, in all weather conditions. Its tandem warhead ensures neutralization of ERA (Explosive Reactive Armor) protected targets. A single missile launcher weighs about 58 kg, and the 4-missile launcher for helicopters weighs 187 kg. A wooden round SPIKE-ER missile weighs 33 kg.

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SPIKE-NLOS

Rafael unveils new long-range Spike missile
25 November, 2009 SOURCE: Flight International BY: Stephen Trimble Washington DC

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/rafael-unveils-new-long-range-spike-missile-335463/

Israeli arms developer Rafael has disclosed the existence of a new version of its Spike missile, with more than three times the range of previous variants.

Like its predecessors, the Spike non-line of sight (NLOS) missile can be fired by helicopters, ground vehicles and ships, and is guided to its target by a combination of a charge-coupled device and infrared seeker.

Previous variants have ranges from 200m (655ft) to 8km (4.3nm), but the Spike NLOS can hit targets up to 25km away, a Rafael executive says.

The Spike NLOS is already operational with a military customer, which is most likely to be the Israeli defence forces. Rafael is also offering the weapon for export, starting with the Spike family's existing 18 customers.

The NLOS weapon achieves its range mostly by increasing the size of the motor, with overall weight also increasing to 70kg (155lb). The next-largest variant, the Spike ER, weighs 34kg.

Rafael says the diameter of the NLOS missile has also changed, but declines to elaborate. The design is also offered with a variety of single warheads, but the types have not been disclosed.

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Re: Spike missiles projects
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 01:25:16 AM »
Spike ER launcher mock-up revealed at 119th PN anniversary

From the forum's FB extension: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpdefense/permalink/1329624447123399/



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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 01:51:57 AM »
Onboard the BRP Davao Del Sur during the 119th PN Anniversary. Photo c/o of the forum's FB extension

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpdefense/permalink/1329774200441757/







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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 07:18:13 PM »
Hmm. just wondering if the PN have plans or even considered installing this system with the Tarlac Class. given the problem of fast suicide boats that has a tendency of becoming a reality in our country, given that it has been reported that the maute group has already started training suicide bombers?

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2017, 10:26:55 PM »
Hmm. just wondering if the PN have plans or even considered installing this system with the Tarlac Class. given the problem of fast suicide boats that has a tendency of becoming a reality in our country, given that it has been reported that the maute group has already started training suicide bombers?

The Tarlac's escorts (which could include MPACs) and RHIBs are supposed to provide the a protective screen

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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 03:31:50 AM »