Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. has unveiled a new variant in its Spike family of precision engagement weapons systems designed for light manoeuvring ground forces. The weapon, known as FireFly, was designed for dismounted soldiers fighting in urban areas where precision is critical, but the enemy is behind cover and the soldier’s situational awareness is limited.
“Firefly will essentially eliminate the value of cover and with it, the necessity of long-drawn-out firefights. It will also make obsolete the old infantry tactic of firing and manoeuvring to eliminate an enemy hiding behind cover,” read a statement by Rafael obtained by The Jerusalem Post.
Weighing only 3 kilograms and able to be deployed within seconds, “The impact of FireFly on the infantry is revolutionary, fundamentally changing small infantry tactics,” the statement said of the portable, agile system.
UAV DACH: Beitrag im Original auf https://www.uasvision.com/2018/06/14/rafael-unveils-new-tactical-loitering-weapon-system-for-urban-warfare/, mit freundlicher Genehmigung von UAS Vision automatisch importiert, Der Beitrag gibt nicht unbedingt die Meinung oder Position des UAV DACH e.V. wieder. Das Original ist in englischer Sprache.