Varley Rafael Australia (VRA) is continuous to progress its sovereign guided missile functionality and its readiness for native manufacture and help of the Spike LR2 anti-tank and anti-personnel guided missile. Varley Rafael Australia (VRA) is a three way partnership between the Varley Group and Israel’s Rafael Superior Protection Programs. The Spike missile has been chosen by the Australian Defence Power and is offered in man-portable, vehicle-launched, and helicopter-launched variants. Just lately VRA hosted Rafael guided weapons subject material specialists and collectively reviewed potential Australian suppliers to additional Rafael’s understanding of Australian business capabilities.

Varley Rafael Australia (VRA) and Thales Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and commenced collaboration to discover future Australian manufacturing of the RAFAEL SPIKE household of guided weapon immediately enabling the accelerated supply of a Sovereign Guided Weapons manufacturing and sustainment functionality in help of the Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) Enterprise. The quick focus of the collaboration is the overview of producing the SPIKE LR2 Anti-Tank Guided Missile’s superior rocket propulsion system, warheads, Sizzling-Integration and related storage necessities.


Rafael’s Spike LR2 Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM) have been efficiently fired from a Redback car in earlier final 12 months. (Picture by Rafael Superior Protection Programs)

The Rafael personnel have been extremely impressed with the resident functionality and capability of the Australian suppliers and their readiness to begin High quality Assured Vendor (QAV) certification actions, in accordance with a VRA assertion. An ‘in-depth go to’ was made to Thales’ Superior Ordnance manufacturing facility at Mulwala in regional New South Wales, reviewing the potential for Australian warhead and rocket motor manufacturing and the choices for VRA’s deliberate Missile Sizzling Integration facility. VRA and Thales Australia, have additionally commenced collaboration to overview and advance SPIKE LR2 sovereign provide and sustainment functionality.

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. As of 2007, it’s in its fourth technology. It was developed and designed by the Israeli firm Rafael Superior Protection Programs. It’s obtainable in man-portable, vehicle-launched, and helicopter-launched variants. Spike-LR II has lowered weight to 12.7 kg (28 lb), elevated vary of 5.5 km (3.4 mi) at floor degree and 10 km (6.2 mi) from helicopters utilizing an RF data-link, warhead choices of tandem HEAT with 30% elevated armor penetration or a multipurpose blast warhead.