May 16, 2022: As part of the 2022 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), Rafael Advanced Defense Systems unveils AEROSPIKE, a new advanced air-to-surface Stand-Off Precision Guided Missile (SOPGM) for fixed-wing airborne platforms.
AEROSPIKE is a state-of-the-art, next generation EO/IR SOPGM system, designed to meet the needs of complex modern warfare. It is light-weight, high precision (CEP ≤ 3 ft), and offers an significant stand-off range of 30 km, all within a contested environment, independent of GPS.
Vice President Mr. Alon Shlomi, Director of RAFAEL’s Air-to-Surface Directorate:
“We believe the AEROSPIKE can enhance the precision, lethality, and survivability of future SOCOM AOW [Armed Overwatch] squadrons, providing the Air Force Special Operations Command an advanced tactical CAS solution while keeping the warfighter out of harm’s way. Today’s battle arena is saturated with portable air defense threats – like MANPADs – that require CAS elements to operate with greater precision and longer ranges; that is precisely what AEROSPIKE brings to the modern battlefield.”
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