Poland’s air force will equip its prospective 21 Airbus Helicopters H225M rotorcraft with Rafael Spike-ER missiles according to Israeli sources.
Warsaw has yet to fully commit to a deal for a total of 50 of the heavy helicopters split across three services, having selected the type in April 2015.
However, it is understood that the air force plans to utilise the Israeli-built guided anti-tank munition on its fleet
“We proved that this version of the Spike missile is the best solution when the need is to give such a helicopter combat capabilities," says Aviram Levy, Rafael marketing manager.
The missile is already fielded by Spain aboard its Airbus Helicopters Tigers.