In mid-January has published Rafael video footage that the last demonstration with a SPIKE SR shows. The test series was held desert Negev in southern Israel in the.
According to the manufacturer, the faded during the demonstration SPIKE SR met goals in 2,000 meters. Thus the high standoff capability was provided as well as the active power with high penetration results against protected targets to the test. The standoff capability to protect the light infantry and allow it a higher survivability.
The video shows the use and operation of the SPIKE SR on different targets in up to 2,000 meters. (Video: Rafael)
The SPIKE SR (Short Range; German: short range) is the smallest and lightest variant of the SPIKE guided missile family with a weight of 10 kg (missiles, including optics).
The missile was developed as a portable disposable anti-tank ammunition for light forces and highly mobile applications. As a compact, shoulder-, Fire-and-Forget-designed armor weapon has the Spike SR a tandem-charge, with the most advanced according to the company battle tanks with reactive armor accurately up to a distance of two kilometers fought successfully to be able to. This range could be provided only by significantly heavier anti-tank guided missiles available earlier. The Fire and-forget capability means that the guided missile (LFK) is deflected to the intrusion to the target autonomously to the finish. Thus, moving targets can be controlled precisely.
The seeker of Spike SR has in addition to the tracking electronics via a CMOS camera (day / night camera) and an uncooled infrared sensor in the long-wave infrared range with a resolution of one megapixel. The CLU (command launch unit) consists of a screen (eyepiece) together with the necessary for the firing of the missile controls. It surrounds the launching tube (canister) of the missile and is designed for single or multiple use. reference is made to the sensors of the missile as a target image. This allows for day and night use without additional night vision optics and thermal imaging target devices. The tracking electronics carry the sensor data together for a highly stable target tracking.
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