RAFAEL UNVEILS SPIKE LR II
Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Limited has unveiled SPIKE LR II, a new fifth-generation variant of the SPIKE family that can be fired from vehicles, helicopters, ships, and ground launchers. The new missile will be presented for the first time at the Paris Air Show in June 2017. SPIKE LR II is an advanced multipurpose missile, weighing only 12.7 kg and can be launched from any SPIKE launcher. For increased lethality, SPIKE LR II includes a Tandem HEAT warhead configuration, enhancing armour penetration capability by more than 30 per cent, and a new multi-purpose blast warhead, which includes controlled fusing (by the gunner) for control of the desired effect. SPIKE LR II has a range of 5.5 km when fired from ground launchers (earlier range of 4 km) and up to 10 km when fired from a helicopter (using alternative option of RF data link).