Indian Army Spike Anti Tank Guided Missile Boost to Infantry Regiments

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    Description
    The Spike Family consists of missiles suited for several platforms, multiple ranges and a variety of targets. The Spike missile system is manufactured and marketed by the Israeli Company Rafael. Spike is a fourth generation man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank guided missile with tandem-charged HEAT warhead. The Spike missile can be also used on ship. SPIKE-ER Missile will be operated from dedicated station remotely and both operators (Boat navigator/steerer and missile operator) will be able to coordinate their action optimally – visual and hearing contact available. The SPIKE-ER can be installed in the AH-1S Cobra, Agusta A-129, MD-500 Defenders, Gazelle, Mi-24 Hind and many more aircraft or helicopter. All of the Spike Family members have a low Life Cycle Cost, due to high reliability and operational, logistic support and production commonality between members.

    Variants
    - SPIKE-MR
    (Gill): Light missile system for infantry and Special Forces soldiers
    - SPIKE-LR: missile system to be fitted on armoured vehicle
    - SPIKE-ER: stand-alone anti-armor weapon system
    - SPIKE NLOS: an electro-optically guided missile for ranges of up to 25 km with pinpoint accuracy and midcourse navigation.

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    Firing and sight system
    The Spike system is made up of the launching tripod with its fire control unit, thermal imaging sight and the missile. There is no dedicated thermal sight on the launcher - the missile's imaging seeker is used. Altogether, the long range variant of the system weighs around 26 kg. Spike can be operated from the launcher by infantry, or from mounts that can be fitted to vehicles such as fast attack vehicles, armored personnel carriers or utility vehicles. Vehicles that are not normally fitted with anti-tank weapons can therefore be given anti-tank capability.The missiles in this family have sophisticated electro-optic CCD or IR sensors for operation day and night and in adverse weather conditions and a tandem warhead. Their lofted trajectories enable the warhead to hit the target at its most vulnerable part with pinpoint precision.

    Missile
    The missile uses a tandem warhead - two shaped charges, a precursor warhead to detonate any explosive reactive armor and a primary warhead to penetrate the underlying armor. The missile has four rectangular fins for aerodynamic control at the rear, and four wings at just over halfway from nose to tail on the length of the body. They unfold as the missile leaves the launch canister. The guidance system in the nose of the Spike missile comprises a charge-coupled device (CCD) and imaging infrared (IIR) seeker. The imaging infrared provides higher sensitivity and improved thermal background rejection characteristics for all weather day and night operation.
    Accessories
    The SPIKE-Missiles can be fired from fighting Vehicles by using a Launching Arm or a Vehicle Mounted Launching System (VMLS). The Launching Arm is a special optional mounting arm that is installed on the vehicle instead of a Tripod. It is equipped with a Pan and Tilt mechanism (as the Tripod), enabling Missile targeting in azimuth and elevation. SPIKE Missiles can also be fired from within a fighting vehicle using RAFAEL designed VMLS. The VMLS, which replaces the whole Firing Post requires adaptation to the specific vehicle turret.
    Combat use
    As well as engaging and destroying targets within the line-of-sight of the launcher ("fire-and-forget"), some variants of the missile are capable of making a top-attack profile through a "fire, observe and update" guidance method; the operator tracking the target, or switching to another target, optically through the trailing fiber-optic wire while the missile is climbing to altitude after launch. The system is made ready to fire in less than 30 seconds. The soldier acquires the target and lays the crosshairs of the sight on the aim point on the target using either the day sight with a 10× magnification and 5° field of view or the clip-on thermal imaging night sight with wide and narrow fields of view.
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    Missile

    Single missile with Tandem-charge HEAT warhead
    Country user
    Azerbaijan, Chile, czech Republic, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, and Turkey.
    Designer Country
    Israel
    Accessories
    electro-optic CCD or IR sensors for operation day and night.
    Operator
    1 or 2
    Armor
    Can penetrated more than 700 mm of armour
    Weight
    Missile in canister: 13.5 kg
    Launcher: 13 kg
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    Rate of fire
    Ready to launch in 30 seconds, reload in 15 seconds
    Range
    800 m to 2.5 km
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    Dimensions missile
    Length, 1,67 m; Diameter, 1,7 m
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    Has the IA placed a new purchase order for these?
     
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    Mini-Spike Anti-Personnel Guided Weapon
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    At the exhibition held alongside the 3rd land warfare conference held at Latrun Sept 2, 2009 Israel's Directorate for Defense Research & Development (DDR&D) provided a glimpse into some of the new and exciting programs currently underway with participating industries. Among these were the mini-Spike missile system, the smallest member of Rafael's electro-optically guided missiles. Mini-Spike is the first implementation of an anti-personnel precision attack, wireless guided missile, designed for operation at the company and platoon level.

    This man-portable missile system weighs about 12 kg, and comprises of a command and launch unit facilitating target acquisition and wireless control for the missile, weighing 4 kg and missiles stored in a canister-launcher, weighing 4 kg each. Typically a soldier will carry the CLU and two missiles with other members of the unit carrying spare missiles.

    The imaging sensor is located in the transparent bubble in the forward section (the ind tunnel model above does not show the transparent cap), ahead of the electronics section, guidance systems and servos, warhead and rocket motor all packed into the small missile tube.
    The Mini-Spike can be operated with its integral command launch unit or with existing Spike family launchers, utilizing the CLU, tripod and launcher assemblies. The missile can be fired at targets at ranges of 1,200 meters and can be set to approach the target in a low, medium or high angle of attack, enabling effective engagement of concealed targets. Furthermore, the warhead can be deactivated in-flight, offering the user to pursue a 'low collateral damage' precision attack employing kinetic only, rather than kinetic-explosive effect, when low-signature effect is required or to eliminate the risk of hitting no-combatants.

    The CLU can be used stand-alone for observation and target acquisition. It features a number of useful operating modes, including video recording and playback. (below)
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    Israeli SPIKE MISSILE FAMILY
     
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    SPIKE SR (Short Range) Missile
     
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    Spike different family missiles
     
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    Israeli RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems has commenced deliveries of 8,356 Spike-SR shoulder-fired ATGMs to the Indian Armed forces
     
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    In another development, RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems has commenced deliveries of 8,356Spike-SR shoulder-fired ATGMs to the Indian Army’s SF (Para), Navy’s MARCOS and the IAF’s Garud SOF formations. Originally fitted with a tandem high-explosive anti-tank warhead to defeat armoured vehicles equipped with explosive reactive armour, the Spike-SR now comes with a new penetration blast-fragmentation warhead with a delay function. This has been designed for use in urban operations, with the high-explosive fragmentation warhead penetrating the bunker or structure before detonating with lethal blast effect. The standard Spike-SR had a maximum range of 1km, but this has since been increased to 1.5km to provide the operator with greater standoff capability. The Spike-SR weighs only 9.8kg, and the missile is fitted with an uncooled imaging infra-red seeker and auto-tracker, and thus operates in the fire-and-forget mode. Once fired, the launcher and its associated day sighting system are discarded.
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    (Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update)

    In the late 1990s RAFAEL evaluated the development of a short range anti-tank weapon to replace the M47 Dragon. The weapon's preliminary designation was Spike SR, reflecting the association to the Spike multi-purpose missile family. Spike SR was defined as a personal, lightweight (9kg) anti-armor, fire and forget missile. It was planned to be optimized for operation at short ranges of 50 - 800 meters. Among the specifications was capability to operate from confined spaces, therefore enabling the operators to take firing positions in bunkers, buildings etc. - an essential capability for urban warfare. Spike SR was planned to be fitted with a tandem warhead, designed to defeat heavy armor. At present (2006), reflecting the changing requirements for solutions for low-intensity warfare in urban environment, RAFAEL is focusing its developmental activity in the heavier versions of the Spike family.
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    Rafael is expanding the Spike missile family with the lightweight, man-portable Spike SR, a ‘fire and forget’ short range guided missile enabling infantrymen to engage a wide range of targets with high precision, from ranges up to 800 meters. Spike SR is positioned between the Spike MR (medium-range) weapon and the unguided Matador multipurpose rocket, offering the advantages of both weapons for infantry-relevant ranges, at a full system weight of less than 10 kg... RAFAEL has completed the program’s feasibility testing and is now seeking international customers and partners to pursue full-scale development. The company positions the new weapon at a level well above RAFAEL’s own Matador rocket system, Talley SMAW or SAAB AT4, as well as the SAAB MBT LAW. According to Rafael, despite the much improved precision, performance and probability of kill, Spike SR will be slightly more expensive than those other unguided rockets.
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    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has introduced a new penetration blast fragmentation (PBF) warhead variant for its Spike SR (short-range) shoulder-launched precision-guided munition to equip manoeuvring forces in urban environments with a tactical anti-structure capability. Spike SR is a platoon-level fire-and-forget, disposable munition - weighing 9.8 kg (launcher and munition) - incorporating a Rafael-designed stiff-necked un-cooled electro-optical (EO) infrared (IR) seeker and advanced tracker (as opposed to the gimballed seeker in the Spike MR/LR/ER systems). The baseline Spike SR configuration features a tandem high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead designed to hit static and moving armoured targets at relevant engagement ranges for a platoon - with minimum engagement of main battle tanks at ranges given as 50 m... The original given range for Spike SR was 1,000 m, but Rafael is now declaring a maximum range of 1.5 km. "When we began development of Spike SR, the objective was for a maximum range of 800 m, although we understood at the time that the inherent capability in the system would allow us to declare a range of 1,000 m," said Levy.
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    Somehow I had an opinion that the spike deal was for their regular ATGM(4km range), with SPIKE-SR The intent is purely for urban combat isn't it?

    Just curious was there any news article that the deal was for SR?

    Is it even possible to sneak up within 1.5 KM of a tank(excluding urban combat scenario)?

    Does this mean IA is updating themselves on urban combat?
     
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    Is the primary target any bunkers that the special forces want to neutralize behind the lines?
     
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    So we have milan, spike, kornet and what else?? Mini nag, Nag and Helina is also coming.
     
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    M waiting forrrrr.. se this lethal weapon in indian army/airforce/navy solger

    are kab tak ayega bhai????
     

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