Missile Firing Unit (MFU) 8x8 for Spyder-MR and 6x6 for Spyder-SR (photo : Tra Khanh) On the sidelines of the Viet Bac Exhibition-Fair 2019 organized by the Ministry of Defense in collaboration with the People's Committee of Thai Nguyen Province and the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Thai Nguyen City, the Air Defense - Air Force was introduced to the public for the first time. The tactical missile system can be integrated on aerial, land and coastal platforms and can be fired at targets beyond the line of sight.
Under the deal, India proposed to buy 18 SPYDER (Surface-to-air PYthon and DERby) missile systems and accompanying missiles in a deal worth more than Rs 1,800 crores (18 billion Indian rupees, or about $395.4 million at the time). The SPYDER-MR engages and destroys the same wide spectrum of threats at medium ranges. The Pentagon’s new ground-based missile defense system being built in Poland is now running as much as four years behind schedule, delaying … The SPYDER (Surface-to-air PYthon and DERby) is an advanced ground based anti-aircraft missile system developed by Rafael that uses surface-to-air versions of … Derby (Alto) is a beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile (AAM) developed by Israeli defence company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to meet the combat needs of the armed forces.
‘Spyder’, an acquired missile system from Israel, is a short-range, quick reaction surface-to-air missile designed to strike an enemy air target within a very short time, they said. The system provides effective protection of valuable assets, as well as first-class defense for forces located in the combat area.
The state-of-the-art missile has a strike range of about 15 km in low altitude. Additional Readings It was developed and designed by the Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.It is available in man-portable, vehicle-launched, and helicopter-launched variants. The SPYDER-SR provides excellent protection of valuable assets, as well as first-class defense for forces located in the combat area.
Image courtesy of Ereshkigal1. Spike is an Israeli fire-and-forget anti-tank guided missile and anti-personnel missile with a tandem-charge HEAT warhead, currently in its fourth-generation. The SPYDER-MR Medium Range Air Defense Missile System (MRADMS) shares SPYDER-SR’s cutting-edge technology. The missile system was unveiled during the Partner 2015 International Fair of Armaments and Defence Equipment held in Belgrade, Serbia, in June 2015. Spider anti-tank missile design and features The Spyder-SR / MR air defence system incorporates Derby surface-to-air missile. The SPYDER (Surface-To-Air Python & DERBY) is a quick reaction, low level surface-to-air missile system designed to counter attacks by aircraft, helicopters UAVs and precision guided munitions.
RAFAEL would be the prime contractor, and Israel Aircraft Industries the major subcontractor.