Sky Spear: the new air-to-air missile from Rafael

By Arie Egozi

Israel defence company Rafael has unveiled a new member of its combat proven air-to-air missiles family, the Sky Spear.

According to the company, this 6th generation long-range air-to-air missile provides users with unparalleled operational capabilities in the complex arena of aerial combat. The company states that with the emergence of long-range air-to-air missiles, the challenges faced by aerial forces have significantly increased over time. The engagement range has extended further, and the time gap between launch and endgame has created a substantial zone of uncertainty. Therefore, maintaining a clear and accurate aerial picture is even more crucial.

Rafel has risen to the challenge by developing Sky Spear, a new long-range air-to-air missile that incorporates a new breed of RF seeker and additional technologies to address the aforementioned challenges. The SkySpear missile is designed to engage targets at long ranges, ensuring overwhelming force before opponents have a chance to launch. Its new RF seeker technology allows for early lock-on, a more precise endgame, and a significant leap in electronic warfare (EW) immunity.

Brig. Gen. (Res.) PinI Yungman, Executive Vice President and Head of the Air and Missile Defense Directorate, stated that Sky Spear is a 6th generation missile that will provide advanced capabilities, giving users a qualitative edge over their most formidable adversaries.



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