RAFAEL can announce that its world-renowned, combat-proven SPYDER air protection system is now enhanced with a complicated Counter-TBM (tactical ballistic missiles) functionality. The introduction of this characteristic is the product of RAFAEL’s Counter-TBM SPYDER program, which concerned researching and analyzing the teachings realized from current and ongoing armed conflicts involving intensive use of tactical ballistic missiles. This system has caused a sensible improve to the SPYDER system which is supplied for implementation. In response to pressing operational requests from a number of current clients all through the world, this system will prolong the capabilities of the SPYDER’s effectors in addition to the implementation of assorted Counter-TBM derivatives throughout the system.

The SPYDER Air Protection System is the one Israeli-made air protection system that has been integrated into the aerial protection array of NATO. SPYDER is a fast response, low-level surface-to-air missile system designed to counter assaults by plane, helicopters, UAVs, and precision-guided munitions. The system offers efficient safety of priceless belongings and first-class protection for forces positioned within the fight space. SPYDER’s open structure permits exterior elements to be simply built-in and flexibly mixed, affording totally different configurations with varied ranges and capabilities based mostly on buyer wants and priorities. Its autonomous capabilities can detect threats whereas on the transfer and permits a 360° launch inside seconds of the goal being declared hostile, in all-weather, multi-launch, and net-centric capabilities.


RAFAEL SPYDER air defence system. (Photograph by Rafael)

Govt Vice President and Normal Supervisor Air & Missile Protection Methods Division Brig. Gen. (Res.) Pinhas Yungman: “RAFAEL is a world-leading knowledgeable within the area of missile protection, as evidenced by our top-notch merchandise, comparable to DAVID’S SLING and IRON DOME. We’re proud to announce that our worldwide gross sales chief – SPYDER – has been bolstered with a tactical ballistic missile protection functionality. This extraordinarily vital Counter-TBM characteristic will probably be supplied as an choice within the SPYDER’s toolbox. Beneath the SPYDER’s tailored answer paradigm this functionality will probably be supplied as an economical choice to our priceless clients with respective pressing operational wants.”

All of the SPYDER techniques have a number of goal engagement capabilities for dealing with saturation assaults. SPYDER techniques incorporate essentially the most superior air-to-air-missiles with confirmed efficiency: Rafael’s PYTHON-5 twin waveband IIR missile, I-DERBY energetic radar BVR, and the I-DERBY ER long-range missile, every of which can be utilized for air-to-air missions. The SPYDER-SR and SPYDER-ER variants present 360° slant launching missile techniques that present fast response, lock-on-before-launch (LOBL), and lock-on-after launch (LOAL) capabilities whereas extending the vary of protection to as much as a 40 km radius. The SPYDER-MR and SPYDER-LR provide medium & long-range goal interception by way of vertical launch whereas pushing the protection envelope as much as an 80 km radius. The latest variant, SPYDER All-in-One, incorporates an built-in radar, Toplite EO/IR sensor, and launcher onto a single platform to handle a protection pressure’s individualized, operational wants.