The Finnish Ministry of Defence authorised the Defence Forces to order SPIKE SR, LR2 and ER2 missile techniques. The procurement was applied by means of NATO Assist and Procurement Company (NSPA) and the Land Fight Missiles partnership programme. The product producer is Rafael Superior Protection Techniques Ltd. The procurement additionally consists of munitions, coaching tools, upkeep tools, coaching, documentation and spare components. Supply tools for the techniques can be procured by means of a separate procurement in Finland. The general worth of the procurement, with out worth added tax, is EUR 223.6 million.

Spike is an Israeli fire-and-forget anti-tank guided missile and anti-personnel missile with a tandem-charge high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead. Spike SR and LR2 are procured to enrich the anti-tank capabilities as a part of the Military’s vital further procurements. The procurement will enhance the variety of SPIKE LR missiles within the PSTOHJ2000M system and the brand new options of the SPIKE SR missiles which can be procured for the primary time will enhance the capabilities of anti-tank troops. The ER2 system procured for the Navy is a medium/long-range system appropriate for coastal troops, able to having an influence on vessels and buildings.


SPIKE LR2 Lengthy-range Anti-Tank Guided Missile. (Picture by Rafael Superior Protection Techniques Ltd.)

Spike is a fire-and-forget missile with lock-on earlier than launch and computerized self-guidance. The missile is supplied with an imaging infrared seeker. The lengthy and prolonged vary variations of the Spike even have the aptitude of “Fireplace, Observe and Replace” working mode (also called Lock-on after launch (LOAL)). The missile is related by a fiber-optical wire that’s spooled out between the launch place and the missile. With this, the operator can get hold of a goal if it isn’t within the line of sight of the operator at launch, swap targets in flight, or compensate for the motion of the goal if the missile is just not monitoring the goal for some motive.

The anti-tank guided missile and anti-personnel missile techniques can be maintained in cooperation with the strategic accomplice provider Millog Oy. The employment impact of the system upkeep for Millog Oy is three person-years. The procurement will enhance the upkeep of the SPIKE system at Millog Oy. Millog is a strategic accomplice of the Finnish Protection Forces and gives protection materiel life cycle help to the Finnish Military and Navy in all readiness circumstances. Millog’s assignments embody upkeep and materiel companies for platforms and techniques associated to automobiles, weapon techniques, digital techniques in addition to modifications and installations.

SPIKE SR2 Anti-Tank Guided Missile
SPIKE SR2 Quick-range Anti-Tank Guided Missile. (Picture by Rafael Superior Protection Techniques Ltd.)