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Rafael TYPHOON [Rafael press release image]

NAVDEX 2023 ~ RAFAEL’s Enhanced TYPHOON C-UAS Capabilities and 6th Generation Naval SPIKE NLOS on Display.


Press Release, Tel Aviv, 17 February 2023: RAFAEL is arriving at NAVDEX after completing a unique live fire demonstration with successful interception rates. RAFAEL’s TYPHOON RCWS, successfully demonstrated Counter-UAS (C-UAS) capabilities in a series of tests and scenarios conducted in the last month. These new capabilities will be shown with footage of various interceptions at sea.

As a world leader with a global install base of more than 750 medium calibre stabilised naval RCWS Systems, RAFAEL is offering its TYPHOON Mk30-c and TYPHOON 25mm class (in service with several navies around the world, including the US Navy) as a solution for airborne, marine, and shore-based threats, including C-UAS.

SHALDAG Mk5 vessel with Rafael’s Integrated Naval Combat Suite [Rafael press release image]

In late 2022, RAFAEL announced that it had been awarded a major contract with a leading Asian navy for its TYPHOON Mk30-c, as well as the commissioning of its TYPHOON and mini-TYPHOON RCWS onboard FAIC-M / SHALDAG Mk5 vessels in the Philippine Navy as part of a complete RAFAEL combat suite. TYPHOON RCWS has recently demonstrated its improved C-UAS capabilities using AI-powered Automatic Fire Correction and ATR to effectively defeat small and medium UAS. This is all made possible by incorporating a diverse mix of synchronised smart multi-spectral sensors, weapons, and intelligent effectors that translate to very high hit accuracies.

RAFAEL’s new Naval SPIKE NLOS (non-line-of-sight) 6th Generation missiles will also be showcased. These new missiles can turn any OPV or patrol boat into a highly effective combat vessel, with advanced capabilities against all naval and coastal threats. Naval SPIKE NLOS provides pinpoint accuracy with a maximum range of 32 km, using electro-optical guidance and advanced fire control. This combat-proven system is operational in various navies worldwide and is compatible with a range of warheads, including High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT), Penetration Blast Fragmentation (PBF), with warhead detonation control, and fragmentation. SPIKE family systems have been sold to 39 countries worldwide, including 19 NATO countries.

Naval SPIKE NLOS [Rafael press release image]

Another innovative system showcased is the C-GEM shipborne off-board RF Active Decoy (RFAD) system which protects naval vessels from anti-ship missiles through electromagnetic spectrum manipulation. C-GEM jams and deceives threats from multiple directions, independent of ship manoeuvres.


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