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Spike missile 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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« 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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« 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 »

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2018, 08:24:29 PM »
2 deliveries in 2018 to beef up Navy's capability
By Priam Nepomuceno  January 2, 2018, 1:04 pm

http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1020257

MANILA -- Two more platforms which will help boost the Philippine Navy (PN)'s capabilities to defend the country's vast maritime domains are expected to be delivered this 2018.

This was bared by Defense spokesperson Arsenio Andolong when sought for an update on other deliverable items for the PN this year.

First among the deliverables is the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd's Spike ER (extended range) missile systems which will be fitted on three of the Navy's brand-new multi-purpose assault craft (MPAC) which was activated last May 22.

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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 06:16:43 PM »
AFP modernization goes full throttle
ByPTV NewsPosted on December 29, 2017

https://www.ptvnews.ph/afp-modernization-goes-full-throttle/
   
MANILA — The modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is gaining momentum as contracts for new aircraft, weapons and platforms were signed while other items were delivered this year.

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Aside from the SSV, the Navy also took delivery of three additional multi-purpose attack craft (MPAC) last May 22.

This raises the number of MPACs in PN inventory to nine. However, these naval craft are not your average MPACs as these vessels have provisions for the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd’s Spike ER (extended range) missile systems, making them the first Filipino warships to be armed with these weapons.

Contract for the three ships is worth PHP270 million. The weapons are on anti-ship mode meaning it can engage surface vessel targets. It is capable of penetrating 1,000 mm (39 inches) of rolled homogeneous armor and has a maximum range of five miles.

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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2018, 08:16:48 AM »
Philippine Navy obtains its first ever missiles
25th April 2018

I don't have access to the full article since I'm not a subscriber

This week the Philippine Navy (PN) received a shipment of Spike-ER missiles, Typhoon MLS-ER launchers and Mini Typhoon 12.7mm RWSs from Rafael in Israel, destined for installation aboard three Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC).
Notable is the fact that these are the first ever missiles to enter the PN’s ...

https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/imps-news/philippine-navy-obtains-its-first-ever-missiles/

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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2018, 05:41:58 PM »
Philippines boosts sea deterrent with first ever navy missiles
Manuel Mogato, Reuters
Posted at May 03 2018 12:13 AM

http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/03/18/philippines-boosts-sea-deterrent-with-first-ever-navy-missiles

MANILA - The Philippine has completed the purchase of its first-ever ship-borne missile systems, boosting its maritime deterrent as part of a military modernization program, defense and navy officials said on Wednesday.

The Israeli-made Spike ER missiles were fitted on locally manufactured gunboats, known as multi-purpose attack craft, said Arsenio Andolong, defense department spokesman. It is unclear when the short-range surface-to-surface, surface-to-air missile systems will become operational.

A senior naval commander said the Philippines would now be more of a force in patrolling the South China Sea and its pirate-plagued southern waters.

"It will be a deterrent because, this time, we have a credible armament that can strike a punch whether the target is a small or large ship," said the commander, who declined to be identified because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

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The Philippines is paying $11.6 million in total for the system and the missiles will be installed on three boats from its fleet of small, fast gunboats.

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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2018, 06:08:45 PM »
PH Navy gets first ever missile system
By: Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ INQUIRER.net / 03:52 PM May 02, 2018

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A senior official from the Navy said the missile system arrived in the Philippines about two weeks ago.

The new acquisition is seen to give “punch” in the Navy’s operations.

“Whether it’s a small ship of a big ship ang target mo, you have a punch already,” he said.

“This will be a deterrent because this time you have a credible armament, deterrent that can strike a punch,” the officer added.

These additional assets signify a new milestone as these will be the first assets of the Navy that will have a missile-firing capability, he said.

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The Spike ER missiles will be installed on the three Mark III models of MPAC activated by the Navy last May. The MPACs are worth P270 million and was constructed by Filipino shipbuilder Propmech Corporation and Taiwanese shipbuilder Lung Teh Shipbuilding Corporation. /je



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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2018, 09:25:08 PM »
http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1034287

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DND studying possibility of arming Navy craft with Spike-ER missiles

By Priam Nepomuceno May 5, 2018, 10:58 am

MANILA -- The Department of National Defense (DND) is looking into the possibility of arming the Navy’s multi-purpose attack craft (MPACs) with the Israeli-made Spike-ER surface-to-surface missiles.

"The idea is still under consideration," DND spokesperson Arsenio Andolong said Friday when asked about the feasibility of arming all operational MPACs with missiles to boost their capability.

 Spike-ER missiles are capable of penetrating 1,000 mm. (39 inches) of rolled homogeneous armor and have a range of 8 km.

As of this posting, the Navy has nine MPACs in its inventory with another three units planned.

Three of these craft are being fitted with Spike-ER missiles and launchers.

These naval craft were activated on May 22, 2017 and were manufactured by Subic-based Propmech Corp. for PHP270 million.

The Spike-ER surface-to-surface missiles, along with their launchers, arrived third week of April.

After the installation, the Spike-ER missile systems will go through the Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee, he added.

"The missile systems for the Navy's MPACs have arrived in the country and are now undergoing Integration Phase under the guidance of the proponent, Rafael of Israel. The missile-equipped MPACs will greatly enhance the Navy's capability to secure our littoral areas against terrorism and in support of maritime law enforcement operations," Andolong earlier said. (PNA)

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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2018, 09:55:44 PM »
http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1035067

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3 missile-armed crafts to be operational in 3 months
By Priam Nepomuceno May 12, 2018, 11:11 am

MANILA -- The Philippine Navy’s (PN) first three Spike-ER armed multi-purpose attack crafts (MPACs) will be fully operational within two to three months, flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad said.

Integration or installation is ongoing as of this time, he said Thursday, adding that they are studying the doctrine on to how to use and where to deploy these missile-armed MPACs.

The Spike-ER surface-to-surface missiles, along with its launchers, arrived third week of April.

These missiles are capable of penetrating 1,000 mm. (39 inches) of rolled homogeneous armor and have a range of 8 km. As of this posting, the Navy has nine MPACs in inventory with another three units planned.

Three of these seacrafts are being fitted with the Spike-Er missiles and its launchers.

These were activated on May 22, 2017 and manufactured by Subic-based Propmech Corp. for PHP270 million. (PNA)

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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2018, 09:05:57 PM »
http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1035158

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Spike-ER missiles to help secure PH maritime territories
By Priam Nepomuceno May 14, 2018, 10:54 am

MANILA -- Once installed and fully operational, the Israeli-made Spike-ER surface-to-surface missiles will be useful in protecting the country's vast maritime territories and sealanes of communications.

This was disclosed by Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad in an interview Sunday.

The weapons, are now undergoing integration on three of the Navy's multi-purpose attack crafts (MPACs), will greatly deter shipborne intruders trying to violate the country's waters.

"The (Spike-ER) missiles are very accurate and I'm sure (that once it is up and running) it can threaten intruders aside from securing the choke points (of our) sealanes of our maritime nation," Empedrad added.

The Spike-ER missiles along with its launchers arrived on the third week of April.

It is the first missile system to be acquired by the PN.

These missiles are capable of penetrating 1,000 mm (39 inches) of rolled homogeneous armor and has a range of eight kilometers.

As of this posting, the Navy has nine MPACs in inventory with another three units planned.

Three of the above-mentioned craft are now being fitted with the Spike-Er missiles and its launchers.

These naval craft were activated in May 22, 2017 and were manufactured by Subic-based Propmech Corporation for PHP270 million. (PNA)