27 octobre 2014
27 October 2014 Pacific Sentinel
NEW DELHI — India has chosen to buy anti-tank guided missiles from Israel, rejecting a rival US offer, as the right-wing government clears projects worth $13.1 billion to modernize its aging military, official sources said Sunday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government will buy 8,356 Spike missiles and 321 launchers from Israel in a deal worth 32 billion rupees ($525 million), defence ministry sources told AFP.
The government is moving to speed up long-delayed defense orders and bolster its military. The Israeli deal comes after recent firing along India’s border with nuclear-armed rival Pakistan and tensions with giant neighbor China.
The procurement deals, worth 800 billion rupees ($13.1 billion) in total, were cleared at a meeting of India’s Defence Acquisition Council, headed by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, on Saturday.
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8 janvier 2014
08 January 2014 By Zachary Keck – Pacific Sentinel
According to news reports, South Korea will buy additional precision-guided missiles from Israel.
South Korea is purchasing additional Israeli-made Spike missiles local newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported, citing a statement released by South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).
“We’ve recently struck a deal with the Israeli manufacturer of the missile” the report cited DAPA as saying.
It went on to say that the missiles will be equipped on AgustaWestland’s Wildcat maritime choppers that South Korea intends to purchase. According to Chosun Ilbo, Spike missiles are capable of hitting a window-sized target from 25 kilometers away.
South Korea has previously purchased Spike missiles from Israel. The Republic of Korea (ROK) military began deploying the missiles back in May and first tested one of them in October of last year. Seoul also displayed them at a military parade in October. They are currently stationed on the Yeonpyeong and Baengnyeong Islands in the Yellow Sea near North Korea.
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22 novembre 2013
SEOUL, 22 novembre - RIA Novosti
L'armée sud-coréenne a testé avec succès un missile israélien de haute précision Spike, a annoncé vendredi l'agence Yonhap se référant au commandement de la Marine sud-coréenne.
"Le missile a frappé avec précision une cible maritime se trouvant à 20 kilomètres au sud-ouest de l'île de Yeonpyeong", indique un porte-parole de la Marine, cité par l'agence.
Les missiles Spike téléguidés par satellite ont été déployés dans l'île de Yeonpyeong (mer Jaune) afin de parer d'éventuelles provocations de la part de la Corée du Nord. La portée de ces missiles destinés à détruire tant des cibles mobiles que stationnaires est de 20 kilomètres.
La situation dans la péninsule coréenne s'est nettement détériorée suite au bombardement nord-coréen de l'île de Yeonpyeong, qui avait fait trois morts et dix-sept blessés le 23 novembre 2010. Pyongyang avait alors justifié son attaque en évoquant une riposte aux manœuvres de Séoul
9 mars 2012
Mar. 8, 2012 by Arie Egozi - Flight Global
Rafael will add a laser homing sensor to its Spike NLOS helicopter-launched long-range missile, with the new capability to be demonstrated soon, the company says.
Recently integrated on an Israeli air force Bell AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter, the Spike NLOS currently features a dual electro-optical/infrared seeker. The weapon has a range of 13.5nm (25km) and can be fitted with at least three types of warhead, for use against tanks and armoured vehicles, bunkers and infantry.
Rafael also produces the short-range Spike ER (below), which can hit targets from a distance of 4.3nm. The weapon has been integated with the Eurofighter Tiger for Spain, AgustaWestland's AW129 for Italy and with the Eurocopter/IAR SA330 Puma used by Romania.
29 février 2012
29/2/2012 Amir Rapaport – Israel defence
In a special interview with Rafael’s Marketing VP, Lubra Drori reveals Rafael will sell additional Spike missiles to Germany
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has signed a contract to supply additional Spike missiles to Germany via its German subsidiary, Eurospike. The deal, worth hundreds of millions of US dollars, was revealed by Luba Drori, Rafael’s Marketing VP.
The Spike missiles are a family of missiles with various operational ranges and similar operational principles: they all possess electro-optic guidance and a doubled (tandem) warhead, intended to penetrate reactive protection. The initial warhead detonates the reactive protection while the second warhead penetrates the passive armor via a hollow charge.
The missile has four rectangular fins that it uses to guide itself towards the target. It is possible to launch the various Spike versions through several means: from a helicopter, from a vehicle, and even a shoulder-mounted missile launcher. The Spike LR has an effective operational range that is between 200 to 4,000 m.