Australian Army to Acquire Rafael Spike LR2 Missile

gafkiwi

War Hero
The Aussie Army is adopting the Spike LR2 for the long range DFSW role for the infantry. The Spike was already selected for their new CRV (Boxers) so it makes sense from that point of view. Interesting to see them move away from the US and the Javelin. The LR2 does have a definite range advantage over the standard Javelin's they have been using up till now, maybe the US weren't offering their latest mods or cost and/or domestic support may have come into play

 

ugly

LE
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Well the Oz has form for buying French and getting stuff made in Oz, it does make sense.
 
Well the Oz has form for buying French and getting stuff made in Oz, it does make sense.
? Rafael are Israeli
 

gafkiwi

War Hero
Well the Oz has form for buying French and getting stuff made in Oz, it does make sense.
With Thales Australia running a lot domestic stuff there since they brought it out, there has always been that link back to France. The Israelis seem pretty happy to support domestic production to who ever wants to pay for it, so I wonder if that is part of this pie and maybe Rafael want a bigger foot print in the region.
 

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