Photo Credit: courtesy, Rafael Advanced Weapons Systems
Samson and Spike in action.

Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems defense contractor has announced the development of a fifth generation “Spike” missile.

The multi-purpose projectile can be fired from a vehicle, a helicopter, a ship or from ground launchers.


It weighs in at just 12.7 kilograms and includes two different warhead configurations.

The missile has a range of five and a half kilometers when it’s fired from a ground launcher and up to 10 kilometers when fired from a helicopter.

The new Spike missile is to make its world debut in June at the Paris Air Show.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.