Israel Aerospace-ST Engineering JV to Deliver Blue Spear Missile Systems to Estonia

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Israel Aerospace-ST Engineering JV to Deliver Blue Spear Missile Systems to Estonia
Blue Spear (5G SSM) land-to-sea missile system

Estonian Centre for Defence Investment (ECDI) has signed a contract with Proteus Advanced Systems, a joint venture company of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and ST Engineering Land Systems to equip the Estonian Defence Forces with Blue Spear (5G SSM) missile systems.

ECDI announced today that it has reached an agreement for developing Estonian coastal defence capabilities and arming the defence forces with the Blue Spear (5G SSM) land-to-sea missile system.

The Blue Spear missile system is an advanced precision weapon which can operate at all weather conditions, day and night and enables strike capabilities beyond the line of sight, against mobile and stationary targets at sea. The missile’s maximum range is 290km. Blue Spear missiles shares a heritage with IAI’s Gabriel missile family system which has been developed over many years.

The Blue Spear system enables launching from several land-based platforms with flight at high sub-sonic speed. The warhead employs an active radar-homing seeker, accurate INS-based navigation capabilities and a robust system which is immune to GPS disruptions and maximal accuracy target acquisition. The systems are equipped with a variety of deception means to achieve its mission and cope with the different battle-field challenges.

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