Israel-based defense firm Rafael has completed a test for its advanced Spyder air defense system against a drone.
The test was conducted with the Israeli Ministry of Defense Directorate of Defense Research & Development in Israel and involved intercepting a drone in a challenging operational scenario, achieving a direct and effective hit.
The Spyder air defense system was in a new all in one configuration for the test. The test included the interception of a UAV in a challenging operational scenario, achieving a direct and effective hit.
Spyder is used by several military forces, including the Czech Republic against airborne threats such as missiles, drones, aircraft, helicopters, and tactical ballistic missiles (TBMs).
The all in one configuration for the Spyder features an integrated radar, electro-optical launcher, advanced control and command system, and the Python and Derby interceptors mounted on a single platform.
Brigadier General (Res.) Pini Yungman, Executive Vice President and Head of the Air Defense Division at Rafael said, “The success of the current test with the Spyder all in one system is a significant milestone in developing the system against different threats and demonstrates the system’s effectiveness in intercepting challenging ground-launched threats.