The Polish Ministry of Defense signed a 10-year contract with Bumar and Mesko of
Poland for production of Rafael's Spike LR anti-tank/multi-purpose missile
system including rounds and launch units.
This contract will represent an estimated income of $260 million to Rafael
during the 10-year period for the technological transfer to Poland.
Spike-LR (Long Range) is intended for use with the Polish infantry units and
armored personnel carriers (APCs).
The Spike-LR missile features a CCD-TV seeker, fiber optic communications data
link, anti-tank and multi-purpose warhead, fire and forget capability and
lightweight design as well as a maximum range of 4,000 meters. The fiber optic
data link enables Spike operator to update the target's location after launch
achieving pinpoint accuracy.
With the Spike weapon system purchase, Poland joins the Spike missile-family
international customer club along with the Netherlands, Finland and Singapore.
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