30 Mei 2017

Singapore Army Reveals Rafael Spike SR Anti-Armour Missile System

30 Mei 2017

The Spike SR missile with its electro-optical seeker and camera sensor suite clearly shown. It is a single-shot, disposable weapon that is capable of engaging stationary and moving armoured vehicles at ranges of up to 1,500 m. (photo : Rafael, Defense Update)

The Singapore Army has acquired the manportable Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Spike Short Range (SR) missile system as the next-generation guided anti-armour weapon for its infantry forces, Jane's has learnt at the army's Open House 2017 event that was held from 27 to 29 May.

Jane's understands that the Spike SR has replaced the ageing Saab Bofors Dynamics 84 mm Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle and is now "fully operational". It is primarily employed by the service's infantry, although Jane's understands that it may also be employed by its commando and guards depending on mission requirements.

The Spike SR is the latest and most compact member of Rafael's Spike fire-and-forget missile family. Specifications released by the army describe the system as a disposable, day/night-capable weapon that is 970 mm long with an overall weight of 9.8 kg inclusive of the missile, control launch unit (CLU), and battery.



Unlike the gimballed seeker installed in the Spike MR/LR/ER (medium-, long-, and extended-range) missiles, the Spike SR incorporates an uncooled and fixed day/night-capable electro-optical (EO) seeker and tracker. According to company literature, the SR has a short activation-to-launch cycle of less than six seconds.

The baseline Spike SR configuration features a tandem high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead designed to engage static and moving armoured vehicle targets. However, Jane's reported in 2016 that Rafael has introduced a new penetration blast fragmentation (PBF) warhead - employing the warhead technology developed jointly by the Singapore Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and the company's Dynamit Nobel Defence subsidiary for the 90 mm MATADOR (Manportable Anti-Tank, Anti-DOoR) light support weapon - to provide troops operating in urban environments with a tactical anti-structure capability.

The service has also stated a minimum and maximum effective range of 100 m and 1,000 m respectively, although Rafael is now specifying a high hit probability against moving targets at ranges from 50 m up to 1,500 m.

(Jane's)

24 komentar:

  1. Sngapore could not win in any war even Cambodian can destroy this tiny country. As I said, Singaporeans are lack of experience in actual firefight. Their soldier is also a human being which could hampered them to back out in case that will trigger their soldiers hurt to palpitate due to nervousness and fear. You can physically seen that most of Singaporean Soldiers are very very young and looks like an office boy who cant be exposed into sunlight outside.

    BalasHapus
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    1. The fact that we are not engage at any war is logically a good thing. Why would u wanna fight? When u live in peace and u r manage effectively as a whole u bring prosperity. Is it a proud thing when engage at war or proud when u r living peacefully and successfully? So what if cambodia has experience? Look at that countrt poorly develop. Focus on your economy and development instead of war machines at the end who wins? The one who lives happily with a generally stable life thats what i call a winner.

      Hapus
    2. Unfortunately you think to easlily. Cambodia cannot destroy singapore regardless as it has no capability in doing so. How are is it gonna attack singapore? It does not have any means to get there! So it is pointless. You cant get there u cant do anything candid. They do not have the means of transport its simple

      Hapus
    3. Realistically cambodia cannot get to singapore and attack. The navy has patrol crafts thats it. Landing crafts are normal and common in all militaries but is utilise to land on nearby islands or beaches or use on bigger size ships like LPD, LST where crafts can be launch and attack objectives that are far and require logistical suppot. Cambodia navy has patrol crafts and landing crafts which cannot even get here. Even if they did so by stocking fuel on their ship u must account for food for your men so too bad u cant. By the time u reach you run out of fuel and u are combat useless and get blown to pieces as u cant manevoure your vessel without fuel. Besides those patrol crafts arent for carrying soldiers for attack and is manned by a crew of 30 or more. So its pointleds.Same for the airforce as well

      Hapus
    4. Yes....it is easy for you to say that other countries are poor...time will come that you will eat what you say dude...not all the good times is for Singapore...their will be the time soon that your boastful and killer country will suffer...

      Hapus
    5. Why you have not learn how modern warfare being conducted this day. Fo you think modern warfare being done luke old days in gutter and with wave of human soldiers.

      The truth is among SEA Nation, Singapore is the best equip to conduct modern warfare. It's not only how they got right equipment for modern warfare. But they also made invest on their hard skill and soft skill on that environment..

      So..go a head try to attack Singapore..

      Hapus
    6. Its easy for me to say that. Im not here degrading you making fun of you. I am being realistic. At what cost did the vietnam war affect the nations. America lost a lot of men they used so much money in the conflict. Vietnam be it north or south both lose a lot of people no one gains in conflict. Thailand and cambodia were affected. Even after the war ended the region was still in a tense situation. As long as you do not get involve in conflicts best is to avoid of course then your country can grow. Look at switzerland as an example they have always maintain neutrality because of this they can develop their country with the ease of their minds at the same time maintain a capable military.Not being involved in a conflict is something good because your country is able to function well.

      Hapus
    7. @Lem1 whats your issue with singapore? What are u not happy. Im not here to boast to shut u off. I commented because you are not being clear with your reasons whithout evidence. I would say the country that has the ability to invade singapore is the neighbours surrounding it.

      Hapus
    8. Lem!!!! Bloody poornoy....

      Hapus
    9. Komentar ini telah dihapus oleh pengarang.

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    10. Lem1.. you fucking jealous cos you are born in 3rd world country. Lets try???? Your F/A-50 up againt F-15sg... i dont even think your pilot even dare to starup the f/a50 fly off if there know there up againt the f-15sg. Haahahahahaaahaaaahaa

      Hapus
    11. @Darkside what makes u think he is pinoy?

      Hapus
    12. And u need to chill darkside

      Hapus
    13. Hi benjamin.... /%#€ this guy.... i can smell them, you know why? Cos they are SHIT

      Hapus
    14. funny lem1...cambodian enggage on singapore? in ur sh!tty dream!!! Singapore is a mmber of FPDA...Australia & Malaysia are even so close to ur country...ur airpower is undoubtly overpowered....ur men cant even land on Singapore...cuz they will be decimate at ur own shore...better live long peacefully

      Hapus
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    1. Komentar ini telah dihapus oleh pengarang.

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  3. Philippine navy bought Spike ER for MPACs

    BalasHapus
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    1. Yes... 35yrs instalments and loan from Timor leste and north korea.

      Hapus
    2. Use the money and feed you slum area people...

      Hapus
    3. We Do have social programs in country if you like to donate it is very help if you are a kind person :)

      Hapus
  4. Singapore is like a hornet nest, if disturb it will stink you badly. Better leave it alone and trigger happy countries fight other places who need help and be killed by their own people.

    BalasHapus