AI-powered air-to-surface systems in development under Rafael contractNews
December 30, 2020
ISRAEL. Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. announced that it has won a $200 million contract to provide an Asian country with SPICE 2000 air-to-surface systems, Spike ATGMs, tactical, electro-optically guided missiles, and advanced communication systems.
SPICE is a family of stand-off, autonomous, air-to-ground weapon systems that is designed to strike targets with pinpoint accuracy and at high attack volumes, independently of GPS navigation, based on autonomous electro-optic Scene-Matching Artificial Intelligence (AI) Algorithms.
The Spike family consists of five variants of electro-optical, multi-purpose, multi-platform missiles with fire-and-update capabilities. According to Rafael, Spike missiles have been integrated onto 45 different vehicular, helicopter and naval platforms.
The new contract also includes Rafael’s Bnet system, a family of advanced Broadband IP MANET (Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork) Software Defined Radios for tactical operations.