Rafael celebrates over 20 years of activity in India

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. is participating here at Aero India 2019. The company has a rich history of collaboration with India’s defence industries, resulting in multiple Joint Ventures, subsidiaries, as well as fruitful information sharing. These partnerships have led Rafael to make significant investments in infrastructure, production facilities and R&D in the country through its ‘Make in India’ initiative. With a legacy of 70 years, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of state-of-the-art defence systems for air, land, sea and space and cyber defence for the Israeli Defence Forces and its defence establishments, as well as for international customers.

Solutions being exhibited at Aero India 2019 include:

SPYDER - a quick reaction, low-level surface-to-air missile system designed to counter aerial threats. The system provides effective protection for valuable assets, as well as excellent defence of forces located in the combat zones. SPYDER incorporates Rafael's most advanced, operationally-proven performance air-to-air missiles: the Derby MK3 active radar (RF) missile and Python-5, a dual waveband Imaging Infra-Red (IIR) missile.

C-DOME – an operational naval area defence system designed to effectively protect combat vessels against a large set of modern threats, using the combat-proven Iron Dome interceptor.

PYTHON-5 - a fifth-generation air-to-air missile that provides full-sphere launch capability for pilots engaging enemy aircraft. The missile can be launched from very short to Beyond-Visual Ranges, with high kill probability, excellent resistance to countermeasures, including against evasive targets.

Derby Mk III - an active radar air-to-air missile that provides fighter aircraft with outstanding and effective performance in both short ranges and Beyond Visual Range (BVR) intercepts. The missile enables operational flexibility with multi-shot capability. The Derby Mk III incorporates an innovative RF seeker combined with a dramatic increase of kinematic performance.

SPICE Family - Rafael’s family of stand-off air-to-surface gliding bombs, based on the  electro-optical scene-matching technology for precise hits at ranges up to 100 km.

SPIKE Family – Rafael’s family of advanced electro-optical guided missile systems. The SPIKE Family consists of: SPIKE SR (Short Range), light shoulder-launched fire-and-forget up to 1.5 km; SPIKE MR (Medium Range), fire-and-forget up to 2.5 km; fifth generation SPIKE LR2, with fire-and-observe and updated capabilities up to 5.5 km; SPIKE ER2 (surface-to-surface) with standoff ranges of 10 km and rotary-launch standoff up to 16 km; and SPIKE NLOS, a precision guided missile with excellent standoff range of up to 30 km.

IMILITE - Multi-Source, Multi-Task Imagery Exploitation System that receives, processes, and exploits multiple standalone imagery video and other intelligence data in a centralised and a unified manner.

RECCELITE – real-time airborne reconnaissance system for low and medium altitudes. The system consists of an airborne pod, a wide-band digital data link, and a ground exploitation station. The pod is a self-contained, self-cooled multi-sensor modular system.

LITENING 5 is a new generation navigation and targeting pod, featuring advanced high-resolution sensors for effective stand-off identification and targeting.

DRONE DOME - Drone Dome is designed to detect, track, and neutralise drones either by jamming their communications or destroying them using a laser beam. Drone Dome has 360-degree coverage, very fast response-time, causes minimal collateral interruptions to the surrounding urban environment, and offers maximum safety to friendly aircraft.

BNET is a Broadband MANET IP Software-Defined radio for ground and air applications.

Global Link – a power data link solution, based on over 15 years of deploying state-of-the-art communication systems to major air forces. It supports simultaneous, robust data, as well as voice and video services with multiple auto relays. The Global Link system supports ease of use with high automation based on advanced MANET algorithms, reducing soldiers’ workload, and avoiding the need for cumbersome and restrictive network planning.

BSAT - specifically characterised, developed, and tested to provide a Satcom response to the operational needs of tactical forces.

Spyder in Indian Air Force service