The NATO Help and Procurement Company (NSPA) has lately delivered to the Belgium Directorate Basic Materials Sources – Part Land Methods a Digital Battle House (VBS) software program for the Spike LR Anti-Tank Guided Missile. Belgium ordered Rafael’s Spike anti-tank guided missiles in 2013. The Belgian Military withdrew the MILAN from service within the early 2014. Beneath a 41 million contract, the Spike missiles equipped by the EuroSpike consortium, which was based in 2004 when Rheinmetall Defence Electronics, Diehl BGT Defence and Rafael Superior Protection Methods joined forces.

“The aim of the undertaking was to combine a practical simulation of the SPIKE weapon system into the VBS software program. It will permit the SPIKE operators to coach extra successfully on tactical eventualities developed by the instructors.” Mr Robert Elvish, NSPA Air and Land Fight Methods Programme Supervisor mentioned.


Belgian Land Part Spike anti-tank guided missile

The VBS software program gives a complete digital coaching atmosphere for tactical coaching and mission rehearsal for land, sea and air. The contract was awarded in September 2021 to Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BIS), producer of the VBS software program. A number of software program iterations have been launched over the course of 2022, resulting in the supply of the ultimate software program bundle in December 2022. The ultimate acceptance of the software program by Belgium passed off within the Belgian Military Simulation Heart (CSim) in parallel with the teacher and operator coaching offered by the NSPA contractor.

Spike is an Israeli anti-tank guided missile and anti-personnel missile with a tandem-charge high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead. It was developed and designed by the Israeli firm Rafael Superior Protection Methods. It’s out there in man-portable, vehicle-launched, and helicopter-launched variants. The missile can interact and destroy targets inside the line-of-sight of the launcher , and a few variants could make a prime assault via a “fireplace, observe and replace” methodology; the operator monitoring the goal, or switching to a different goal, optically via the trailing fiber-optic wire (or RF hyperlink within the case of the vehicle-mounted, long-range NLOS variant).

Belgian Land Component Spike anti-tank guided missile
Belgian Land Part Spike anti-tank guided missile