Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Small Anti-Personnel Weapon

Mini-Spike: The Anti-Personnel Man-Portable Guided Missile

Israeli defense firm Rafael is developing a new missile system which seems to come straight out of the pages of a science fiction novel. The Mini-Spike is a precision anti-personal strike weapon that can be carried by a single solider. The basic system weighs 12 kilograms (26 lbs) and includes a launcher / command unit and two missiles.

 Images New3 Zaatut Minispike

The Mini-Spike can be operated with its integral command launch unit or with existing Spike family launchers, utilizing the CLU, tripod and launcher assemblies. The missile can be fired at targets at ranges of 1,200 meters and can be set to approach the target in a low, medium or high angle of attack, enabling effective engagement of concealed targets. The CLU can be used stand-alone for observation and target acquisition. It features a number of useful operating modes, including video recording and playback.

More info at Defense Update