Rafael has won an order to supply Spike FireFly (MAOZ) loitering munitions to the Israel Defense Force (IDF) ground forces.
The FireFly is designed for fighting within the urban arena where situational awareness is limited, the enemy is behind cover, and precision is critical. It weighs only 3 kg and provides Behind-Cover Precision Attack Capabilities for the Dismounted Soldier, the company said in a statement Monday.
The value of the contract and the number of units ordered by the Israel Ministry of Defense is not known.
FireFly is rapidly deployed within seconds. It is portable, durable and includes a rugged airframe to withstand the harsh environment of urban combat.
Firefly features a dual seeker, target tracker, homing algorithms, computer vision, Safe & Arm fusing mechanisms, and a rugged tablet-based HMI (Human Machine Interface).
The operation of FireFly is very intuitive, with no special skills required. FireFly enables overmatch to break combat deadlock, and has a lethal effect on stationary and moving targets with or without line-of-sight to operator.
FireFly has an abort/wave-off capability and full, safe returnability to the operator up to attack command. It can be operated day and night, and has low visual and acoustic signature.