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Rafael Unveils Ice Breaker Long-Range Air-Launched Missile

Our Bureau - : Jul 13, 2022 - : 1:12 am

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is introducing Ice Breaker: a 5th generation long-range, autonomous, precision-guided missile system, at Farnborough Airshow in London from July18-22.

The new system, a multi-service solution, across air, land, and sea domains, enables significant attack performance against a variety of high-value land, and sea targets. Ice Breaker is resilient to electronic countermeasures and is fully operational in GNSS-denied arenas.

The unveiling comes a year after the introduction of the Sea Breaker, which serves as the naval and land-based version of the all-encompassing Ice Breaker. The new missile offers a full scope of commonality, incorporating not only the land and naval platform application, but now across all domains, with enhanced capabilities.

Ice Breaker provides surgical, pinpoint precision strike capabilities from standoff ranges of up to 300 km. It features an advanced IIR (Imaging Infra-Red) seeker, ideal for stationary or moving land, and maritime target engagement in advanced Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) arenas.

Ice Breaker is compatible with various aerial platforms, including jet fighters, light aircraft, and helicopters, and is fully operational across all weather conditions. The missile’s datalink supports real-time man-in-the-loop decision-making and tactical updates, with mid-flight abort and Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) capabilities. Employing Rafael’s combat-proven artificial intelligence technology, the missile performs deep-learning and big data-based scene-matching, enabling Automatic Target Acquisition (ATA) and Automatic Target Recognition (ATR).

Flying at high subsonic speeds, Ice Breaker has a multi-directional, synchronized full sphere attack capability, based on predefined attack plans, according to waypoints, azimuth, impact angle, and aim-point selection, ensuring a high probability of mission success.

Ice Breaker transforms light platforms (planes, helicopters, and ships) into dominating fighting machines, enlarging the stand-off capability of high-end platforms.


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