Rafael reveals Spike SR details


Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has provided IHS Jane’s with additional details on its Spike Short Range (SR) infantry missile system, which it demonstrated for 15 international delegations in December 2016.

A Rafael Spike SR is seen hitting a stationary M60 tank during the live-fire demonstration for potential customers held in southern Israel in December 2016. (Rafael Advanced Defense Systems)A Rafael Spike SR is seen hitting a stationary M60 tank during the live-fire demonstration for potential customers held in southern Israel in December 2016. (Rafael Advanced Defense Systems)

“We believe the Spike SR is the lightest, smallest, most cost-effective, and most capable fire-and-forget electro-optical shoulder-launched stand-off missile you can find today on the battlefield,” a Rafael source said.

The Spike SR is the newest and smallest member of Rafael’s Spike family, with a missile that is 98 cm long. According to Rafael, its control launch unit (CLU) weighs 1.2 kg with battery and the missile and launch tube together weigh 8.6 kg, meaning the total weight of the system is just under 10 kg.

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