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Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., developer and manufacturer of land, naval air, space and cyber systems, is participating at EUROSATORY 2018 in Paris, unveiling a number of new systems and capabilities in the areas of ground precision attack, land operations fire management, integrated air defence, electro-optical loitering munition for light, tactical dismounted forces and active protection for 8x8 vehicles.

Among the unveiled new systems are:

 

EPIK (Electro-Optical Precision Integration Kit) transforms unguided surface-to-surface rockets into accurate precision stand-off weapon systems. EPIK extends rocket range up to 50% and enables pixel-level hit-point definition. EPIK implements and combines Rafael’s electro-optical (EO) and signal processing capabilities of scene-matching technology to turn an un-guided surface to surface rocket into a precise weapon with a hit accuracy of less than three metres.
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FIRE WEAVER, a revolutionary networked attack system for digitisation of land-based operations, enables simultaneous, precision strikes on multiple targets within seconds. FIRE WEAVER is designed to serve as a distributive tactical system that connects all the sensors and shooters in the battlefield on a single network and to manage the attack process, including targeting and fire selection.
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FIREFLY, a new variant of the SPIKE missile family, is a miniature EO loitering munition for light, tactical dismounted forces such as infantry, marines or Special Forces. FIREFLY was designed for urban arena warfare, where situational awareness is limited, the enemy is behind cover and precision is critical. The impact of FIREFLY on the infantry is revolutionary, fundamentally changing small infantry tactics, says Rafael.
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TROPHY APS for 8x8 vehicles, one of the world’s only combat-proven active protection systems (APS) for armoured vehicles, Rafael’s TROPHY for 8x8 vehicles is a mature, available APS that has undergone successful operational integration on combat vehicles such as the LAVIII IFV and has been tested on the STRYKER APC. This TROPHY variant can also be integrated with Rafael’s SAMSON Mk II Remote Weapon Station (RWS).

 

Integrated all-in-one air defence based on the operational and combat-proven IRON DOME system, which has achieved more than 1,700 combat interceptions at a success rate of over 90% (according to the company). Highly mobile, dual mission Very Short Range (VSHORAD) integrated air defence and counter rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) System, integrated on a single vehicle. It provides protection of motorised or mechanised troops, as well as point air defence of military/industrial/administrative installations.

In addition, Rafael will exhibit the following systems:

  • SKYCEPTOR (DAVID’s SLING Interceptor): Advanced multi-mission interceptor against a variety of asymmetric short-range tactical ballistic missiles, inexpensive large calibre rockets, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial systems.
  • C-DOME: A naval defence system designed to effectively protect combat vessels against a large set of modern threats, using the combat-proven IRON DOME interceptor.
  • SPYDER SR/MR: Family of short and medium range air defence systems using the i-DERBY and PYTHON-5 missiles.
  • MIC4AD: Modular, integrated C4I air & missile defence.
  • SPIKE Family: Spike SR, LR/MR, LR2, ER, NLOS – Airborne, precise, multi-purpose tactical EO missiles, for ranges of 1.5-30km, with 29 customers and 29,000 missiles delivered.
  • TROPHY: Combat-proven APS for armoured platforms (heavy, medium and light weight vehicles), installed on Israeli MERKAVA tanks and NAMER APC’s.
  • SAMSON RWS family: Offered in six land configurations and two naval configurations (TYPHOON and Mini-TYPHOON Weapon Stations).
  • DRONE DOME: An innovative end-to-end drone detection and neutralisation system designed to provide effective airspace defence against hostile unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). DRONE DOME has 360° circular coverage and is designed to detect, track, and neutralise drones either by jamming their communication or destroying them using a laser beam.

 

TROPHY Active Protection System on Israel Defense Force MERKAVA main battle tank. (All photos via Rafael)

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