Rafael's SPYDER All-In-One Air Defense System Clears Trials

The air defense system includes integrated radar, electro-optical payload, command and control system and Python and Derby interceptors, all installed on one vehicle.
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 04:18 PM, January 10, 2024
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Rafael's SPYDER All-In-One Air Defense System Clears Trials
Rafael's SPYDER All-In-One Air Defense System Clears Trials @Rafael

Israel’s Rafael defense contractor tested its advanced SPYDER air defense system in an All-In-One configuration, combining the missile launcher, command and control system, and radar on a single platform.

Rafael claims the system, named SPYDER All in One, can be deployed independently or as part of an existing SPYDER battery. During the recent test with the Israeli Ministry of Defense DDR&D, the system downed a drone in a challenging operational scenario.

“Rafael's SPYDER air defense system, in its All-In-One configuration, achieved a direct and effective hit during a recent, first of its kind test with the Israeli Ministry of Defense DDR&D,” Rafael posted on its official social media accounts today.

Rafael's SPYDER All-In-One Air Defense System Clears Trials
Rafael's SPYDER All-In-One Air Defense System Clears Trials @Rafael

The SPYDER family of air defense systems is operational globally, countering threats like drones, aircraft, helicopters, and tactical ballistic missiles. The system utilizes Python and Derby interceptors. Unlike the widely acclaimed Iron Dome, SPYDER is primarily exported and not used by Israel itself.

"The current trial of the SPYDER all-in-one system conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Defense MAFAT, represents another technological breakthrough led by Rafael to provide a quality operational response, while adapting to the complex threats developing in various arenas," said Rafael SVP and Air Defense Division head Brig. Gen. (res.) Fini Jungman. "This is an important milestone in the development of systems against various threats and proof of our outstanding ability in the effectiveness of systems to intercept challenging threats from the ground."

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