Aero India 2019 

Rafael celebrates over 20 years of activity in India and presents ready-to-use systems for the Indian military 

February 2019 – Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. is participating at Aero India 2019 February 20-24, 2019, in Bengaluru, India. 

Rafael has a rich history of collaboration with India’s defense 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 defense systems for air, land, sea and space and cyber defense for the Israeli Defense Forces and its defense establishments, as well as for international customers. 

Rafael solutions being exhibited at Aero India 2019 include: 

Air Defence: 

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 defense 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. It can be launched at enemy aircraft day or night and in all weather conditions. The Derby Mk III incorporates an innovative RF seeker combined with a dramatic increase of kinematic performance. Proprietary of Rafael – Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. 


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

Precise, tactical EO missiles: 

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. 

SPIKE is the only missile in the world with multispectral seeker capability, enabling not only redundancy and greater reliability, but also the flexibility of operating in diverse terrain and in extreme weather conditions (both high and low temperatures). 

Over 30,000 SPIKE missiles have been exported to over 30 nations. More than 5,000 SPIKE missiles have been fired in training or combat, and over 43 different platforms – including vehicles, helicopters (over ten different aircraft), and marine boats- have integrated the system. 

C4I Systems: 

IMILITE – Multi-Source, Multi-Task Imagery Exploitation System that receives, processes, and exploits multiple standalone imagery video and other intelligence data in a centralized 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 new generation navigation and targeting pod, featuring advanced high-resolution sensors for effective stand-off identification and targeting. 

Drone Detection and Neutralization System: 

DRONE DOME Drone Dome is designed to detect, track, and neutralize 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. Proprietary of Rafael – Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. 

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