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Will the boosters boost Spyder sales?

The user has not been identified, but the Israeli-developed surface-to-air Spyder air defence system – based on two air-to-air missiles – has won the “combat proven” sticker. With the fast proliferation of unmanned air systems (UAS) – some of them armed with warheads or missiles – armies need mobile, fast-deploying defence systems. Israeli missile manufacturer […]

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Air-to-air missiles are still an operational need – a big one

The lull in Israeli air-to-air missile development can be interpreted in two ways – that this weapon is losing its importance in today’s operational conditions in the Middle East, or that the opposite is true. I choose the second option.Only recently Israeli defence company Rafael admitted officially that it is developing an advanced air-to-air missile.Roni […]

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Warfare legend exposed by missile that does not exist yet

In recent years, a warfare legend said air-to-air missiles were obsolete because fighter aircraft no longer engaged in dogfights. The legend officially died recently, at least in its Israeli form. The country’s leading manufacturer of air-to-air missiles has, for the first time, very clearly said it is developing a new, very advanced weapon. “We are […]

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Missiles’ building blocks enable multi-usage

Air-to-air missiles become surface-to-air and now there are indications that surface-to-air will become air-to-surface and, in the future, surface-to-air may be attached to wings of fighter aircraft. Confused? This transition may look strange at first glance, but to the Israeli missiles manufacturers it seems to be the right development. At first, Rafael revealed an effort […]

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The shape of A-A missiles to come: the Israeli angle

Rafael in Israel has developed some very advanced air-air missiles. But if you want to see some future designs, that will be impossible. That is not because of secrecy considerations, but because the effort has been shifted some years ago to other missiles. The need of armed forces to defend themselves on the move has […]

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