Rafael will be unveiling a number of new systems and capabilities in the areas of ground precision attack, land operations fire management, electro-optical loitering munition for light, tactical dismounted forces and active protection for 8 x 8 vehicles.
The Electro-Optical Precision Integration Kit (EPIK), is used to transform unguided surface-to-surface rockets into accurate precision stand-off weapon systems. It extends rocket range up to 50 per cent and enables pixel-level hit-point definition. EPIK implements and combines Rafael’s EO and Signal Processing capabilities of Scene- Matching technology to turn an un-guided surface to surface rocket into a precise weapon with a hit accuracy of less than 3 meters.
Rafael’s Fire Weaver is a revolutionary networked attack system for digitization of land-based operations, enabling simultaneous, precision strikes on multiple targets within seconds. Fire Weaver is designed to serve as a distributive tactical system that connects all the sensors and shooters in the battlefield on a single network, and to manage the attack process, including targeting and fire selection.
The TROPHY APS for 8×8 vehicles is the only mature, available APS that has undergone successful operational integration on combat vehicles such as the LAVIII IFV and has been tested on the Stryker APC. This TROPHY variant can also be integrated with Rafael’s SAMSON Mk II Remote Weapon Station.
It will also unveil a new variant of the SPIKE missile family, FIREFLY. FIREFLY is a miniature electro-optical loitering munition for light, tactical dismounted forces such as Infantry, Marines or Special Forces. It was designed for urban arena warfare, where situational awareness is limited, the enemy is behind cover, and precision is critical. The impact of FIREFLY on the Infantry is revolutionary, fundamentally changing small Infantry tactics.
Under the Air Defence category, Rafael will exhibit a naval defense system designed to effectively protect combat vessels against a large set of modern threats, using the combat-proven Iron Dome interceptor (C-DOME), the family of short and medium range air defense systems using the i-Derby and Python-5 missiles (SPYDER SR/MR), the Modular, Integrated C4I Air & Missile Defense (MIC4AD).
The SKYCEPTOR (David’s Sling Interceptor) will also be exhibited at the Eurosatory 2018. It is an advanced multi-mission interceptor against a variety of asymmetric short-range tactical ballistic missiles, inexpensive large caliber rockets, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial systems.
Meanwhile, under the precise, tactical EO missiles category, Rafael will exhibit the SPIKE FAMILY consisting of Spike SR, LR/MR, LR2, ER, NLOS. They are airborne, precise, multi-purpose tactical missiles, for ranges of 1.5 km-30 km, with 29 customers and 29,000 missiles delivered.
Under the Armor Protection category, Rafael will exhibit TROPHY, the world’s only Combat-proven Active Protection System for armored platforms (heavy, medium and light weight vehicles). Trophy is the only operational, combat-proven armor APS in the world, installed on Israeli Merkava tanks and NAMER APCs.
In addition, Rafael will exhibit the remote-controlled weapon stations — SAMSON RWS – Remote Weapon Station (RWS) Family, offered in six land configurations and two naval configurations (Typhoon and Mini-Typhoon Weapon Stations).
It will also showcase the drone detection and neutralization system – DRONE DOME. The Drone Dome System is an innovative end-to-end system designed to provide effective airspace defense against hostile drones. Drone Dome has 360° circular coverage and is designed to detect, track, and neutralize drones either by jamming their communication or destroying them using a laser beam.