LUXEMBOURG - Earlier this month, the SPIKE Users' Club held its annual meeting in Latvia. The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems, and SPIKE Missile Family's global users came together for a collaborative, face-to-face engagement to strengthen their wider relations and cooperation.
For sixteen consecutive years, the meeting had been held in different host countries around the world. This year, after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was jointly organized by host user-nation Latvia and the NSPA, welcoming participants from dozens of SPIKE User delegations, and observer nations that participated for internal study purposes.
During the event, several firing demonstrations took place. The Latvian Army launched four SPIKE missiles. Two SPIKE LR2 missiles were launched from a portable ground launcher, with one of them launched towards a target beyond-line-of-sight at 5.2 km using the target image acquisition capability. Both missiles hit their intended targets Additionally, two SPIKE SR shoulder launched fire-and-forget missiles were launched at target at a distance of 1.5km.