General Information SPYDER is a vehicle-based mobile air defence system developed by Rafael and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Rafael is the prime contractor and IAI is the major subcontractor for the SPYDER program. It is a surface-to-air missile system. The system can be fitted atop multiple trucks, and fires Rafael’s Python-5 and Derby missiles. The SPYDER-SR uses the […]


Spike is an Israeli fire-and-forget anti-tank guided missile and anti-personnel missile with a tandem-charge HEAT warhead, currently in its fifth-generation. It was developed and designed by the Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. It is available in man-portable, vehicle-launched, boat and helicopter-launched variants. In Europe the Spike is being produced and marketed through the German company Eurospike […]


General Information Griffin is an add-on kit adding laser guide capabilities to Mark 82, Mark 83, and Mark 84 and other unguided bombs. It includes optional GPS guidance. The Griffin was developed by Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) in 1990. Bombs using the kit have been used on A-4, F-4E, F-15, F-16, Kfir, Super Tucano, Jaguar, and Atlas […]


General Information The EXTRA is an artillery rocket system developed and manufactured by Israel Military Industries (IMI) and used by the Israeli army. It was also purchased by Azerbaijan and Vietnam. In 2016 the Israeli Army acquired new EXTRA rockets. It has also an air-launched version called Rampage, that entered production in 2019 for the […]

Cardom Mortar

General Information The Cardom is a 81mm/120mm Recoil Mortar System, manufactured by Soltam Systems. Since Soltam’s sale in 2010, Elbit Systems has taken over its manufacturing. The mortar has been used by the US Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, in the Syrian civil war, and by Azerbaijan in the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Variations: Keshet – The systems name […]

Barak Missiles

General Information The Barak-1, and its later adaptation, Barak 8, are both Surface to Air missiles. The Barak-1 was first developed by Rafael and Israel Aerospace industries (IAI). The Barak-8 is a joint Israel-Indian venture in which India’s Defense Research & Development Organization and Bharat Dynamics Limited, joined IAI and Rafael in its development and manufacturing. In 2020, IAI […]


Introduction Germany and Israel hold close diplomatic and economic ties, with Germany being one of Israel’s most important military and security partners in the EU. Israel is one of the five most important military exporters for Germany[1]Stockholm International Peace Research Institute as well as Germany’s second most important trade partner in the Middle East (after […]


General Information Gabriel is a family of sea skimming anti-ship missiles manufactured by  Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) . The initial variant of the missile was developed in the 1960s in response to the needs of the Israeli Navy which first deployed it in 1970. Since then, variants have been exported to navies around the world. The latest […]