Israeli Spike NLOS Missile Will Be Tested from U.S. Apache Helicopters

JERUSALEM, (BM) – The US Army will hold a demonstration later this month to determine if it can fire Rafael Spike Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) missiles from US helicopters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Israel Defense.

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The service is set to conduct experiments at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, as a response to army validated operational needs statements and help identify “capabilities supporting the Future Vertical Lift [FVL] ecosystem,” according to the FVL Cross Functional Team (CFT).

As part of the upcoming demonstration, the army will use a Boeing AH-64E Apache aircraft to conduct the Spike NLOS demo.

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“The demo will determine whether Spike can be fired from a US aircraft and inform future munition and air-launched effects requirements for multi-domain operations,” an Army source said.

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Source: Israel Defense

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