Israel to Unveil World’s Smallest Missile (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 06/04/12)
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Israel’s Rafael Defense Systems will unveil the world’s smallest
military missile at the annual Eurosatory “Land and Airland Defense
and Security” exhibition in Paris next week, Israel Defense reports.
The Mini-Spike electro-optic guided missile is the first missile to
implement an anti-personnel precision attack missile. It has range of
approximately three quarters of a mile (1.5 km) and is intended for
deployment against enemy forces in shelters or trenches.
The entire missile weighs only 8.8 pounds (4 kilograms) and uses
wireless communications to view and guide the missile to its target.
The Mini-Spike is less than 30 inches long, and a soldier can carry
four of them in one carrier. Another soldier carries to launch system.
The missile is 70 cm in length and 75 mm in diameter. Each soldier
can carry four missiles.
Rafael was established as part of the Ministry of Defense more than
50 years ago and was incorporated in 2002. Its sales last year were
nearly $2 billion.
Rafael also will display at Eurosatory the Iron Dome system that
intercepts short-range rockets. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/04/12)
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