Based in June 2003 by SPIKE person nations, the SUCM has develop into a novel discussion board for sharing their sensible information and expertise utilizing SPIKE missiles, in addition to addressing tactical classes discovered from fight eventualities, by upkeep and live-fire trainings. Because of missile and launcher cross-nation commonality, the Customers’ convention continues to be a superb platform for sustaining the nations’ interoperability. The Customers’ Membership allows nations to handle joint procurement and mutual help in provide, together with throughout long-lasting conflicts. Developed and produced by Rafael Superior Protection Techniques, the SPIKE Missile Household now options the world’s first sixth technology ATGM missile: the SPIKE NLOS. Unveiled final month, the SPIKE NLOS sixth technology missile options prolonged ranges, salvo controls, system handover and goal picture acquisition. In the present day, these precision electro-optical missilesare utilized by 39 nations, together with 19 EU and NATO members. Till right now, greater than 7,000 SPIKE missiles have been fired in coaching and in fight eventualities around the globe.

seventeenth SPIKE Missile Customers Membership Assembly (SUCM) 2022 in Latvia

TZVI MARMOR, Vice President and Head RAFAEL’s Precision Tactical Weapons Directorate “The return of the SPIKE Customers membership is one other indication of the relevance of the system particularly within the fashionable safety context. It was an honor to once more cooperate with our companions and the worldwide prospects. We thank all of the delegations for coming and notably the NSPA and our companions in Latvia for his or her heat hospitality, excessive stage of professionalism and nice coordination resulting in a profitable occasion.”


Latvian navy official assertion, from BG Zdanovskis:“We had been more than happy to host seventeenth SPIKE Person Membership in particular person this 12 months in Latvia, particularly after the lengthy COVID break. It is rather vital that Person nations have the likelihood to come back collectively, share their expertise, challenges and focus on the longer term. The Customers’ convention is a wonderful platform for sustaining the nations’ interoperability, enabling the nations to handle joint SPIKE missile stockpiles, joint procurement and mutual help in provides. SPIKE household programs are the important thing functionality for the Latvian Armed forces and the long run cooperation with the NSPA and related industries is an absolute navy requirement.”

17th SPIKE Missile Users Club Meeting (SUCM) 2022 in Latvia
seventeenth SPIKE Missile Customers Membership Assembly (SUCM) 2022 in Latvia

This 12 months, SUCM’s seventeenth Assembly was collectively organized by host user-nation Latvia and the NSPA. It included dozens of SPIKE Person delegations, and observer nations that participated for inside examine functions. Throughout the SUCM, the Latvian Military launched 4 SPIKE missiles: two SPIKE LR2 missiles had been launched from a conveyable floor launcher, with one among them launched in the direction of a goal beyond-line-of-sight at 5.2 km with the usage of the goal picture acquisition functionality. Each missiles hit their supposed targets (each in IR and day mode). Moreover, two SPIKE SR shoulder launched fire-and-forget missiles had been launched at goal at a distance of 1.5km. The progressive SPIKE FIREFLY miniature shut fight loitering munition was additionally demonstrated, extracted from a canister by the maneuvering infantry, in vertical takeoff it engaged targets beyond-line-of-sight. Days earlier than the SUCM, a Latvian Military squad was instructed find out how to function the SPIKE FIREFLY and took half within the demonstration. Earlier this 12 months, SPIKE FIREFLY was additionally demonstrated in the USA at AEWE to US and UK navy companies amongst others. For RAFAEL, SUCM additionally served as a chance for instance the previous few years of innovation since the newest Customers’ membership in Slovenia in 2019. Along with the disclosing of the SPIKE NLOS sixth technology missile, RAFAEL offered different new applied sciences for SPIKE person’s maximized survivability.