Spike Firefly was developed jointly by Rafael and the Israeli MOD has been ordered for use by the IDF’s ground forces. Rafael said the system is designed for use in urban areas, where situational awareness is restricted. The system is designed to target adversaries who are behind cover when precision is needed.

Rafael executive vice-president and head of the Land & Naval Division Dr Ran Gozali said: “We are very proud of this contract, and we believe the procurement of Firefly by the IDF will dramatically revolutionise the infantry doctrines in urban close-combat, enabling precision engagement for the lower tactical echelons beyond-line-of-sight.

“This will give IDF soldiers a tactical edge in close combat. We see the Firefly as a building block in future potential applications for a large variety of battle arenas.”

Firefly is designed to be deployed quickly and is portable weighing 3kg. The system is designed for single-user operation allowing it to be carried as part of a soldier’s kit.

Firefly is controlled by a tablet, and Rafael says it features “a dual seeker, target tracker, homing algorithms, computer vision and safe and arm fusing mechanisms.” The company added that no special skills are needed to operate the loitering munition, which can function with or without a line of sight from the operator.

Rafael added: “Firefly has an abort/wave-off capability and full, safe returnability to the operator up to attack command. It can be operated day and night, and has low visual and acoustic signature.”

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.