-

  • dgross479

Rafael unveils sixth generation Spike NLOS

June 10 by Robin Hughes

The Mk 6 Spike NLOS will be demonstrated on the AH-64E Apache Guardian during the initial LRPM evaluation shoot-offs later this year. (Lockheed Martin)

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has disclosed the development of a sixth-generation evolution of its Spike non-line-of-sight (NLOS) multi-purpose, multi-platform man-in-the-loop precision-guided missile system.


The current Mk 5 variant Spike NLOS features a gimbaled dual-mode charged coupled device (CCD) TV/uncooled imaging infrared (IIR) terminal guidance sensor package, coupled with an embedded inertial navigation system/inertial measure unit (INS/IMU) mid-course navigation, and an encrypted radio frequency (RF) two-way datalink delivering real-time video imagery.


Furnished with a smokeless (low visibility/low acoustic signature) solid-propellant rocket motor, the munition is 1.7 m in length, weighs 71 kg, and can be equipped with three warhead options tandem high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT), penetrating blast fragmentation (PBF) and fragmentation. The Mk 5 is capable of engaging stationary or moving targets in day/night/adverse weather conditions in either direct attack mode or mid-course navigation mode, based on received target co-ordinates, at air-launched (rotary-wing) ranges between 1–32 km, and at surface-launched (ground/maritime) range between 1–25 km.


The new Spike NLOS Mk 6 development retains the inherent functionalities of the Mk 5 but introduces new software-enhanced capabilities “to account for modern battlefield needs and trends”, according to Rafael.


https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/rafael-unveils-sixth-generation-spike-nlos



0 צפיות0 תגובות

מאמרים קשורים

הירשמו לקבלת עידכונים

נרשמת בהצלחה

ברור לי שלכל אדם יש עמדה פוליטית כזו או אחרת ואני מאמין שלא ניתן להימנע מזה גם באתר הזה, אבל דעות פוליטיות לא יכוונו את רוח הדברים באתר זה.

דוד גרוס

תודה לכולם וקריאה נעימה.