Israeli defense technology company Rafael says it has been awarded a $200 million contract from an undisclosed Asian country for the delivery of SPICE 2000 air-to-surface systems, Spike ATGMs, tactical, electro-optically guided missiles, and 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 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 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.