Visegrad States to Procure Spike-LR Anti-tank Guided Missiles in Poland?

4 grudnia 2014, 11:00
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The Visegrad Group States are interested in acquisition of Spike-LR anti tank missiles, which are license-manufactured by the Mesko facility located in Skarżysko-Kamienna.

During the meeting of the Senate National Defence Commission, MoD’s Secretary of State, Czesław Mroczek, stated that the Visegrad Group states are interested in purchasing the Spike guided anti-tank missiles, which are license-manufactured by the Mesko facility located in Skarżysko-Kamienna. Minister Mroczek also stated that up until now Poland has not received the Israeli consent regarding potential export of the missiles, however in his opinion there is “some chance” that the transaction may be realized.

The V4 states expressed their will to procure the missiles, and there is some chance that the deal will be concluded; some chance for our facility, because so far we have not received a consent for potential transaction from the Israelis. Visegrad states are genuinely interested in acquisition of anti-tank missiles, and this may be a chance for us.

MoD Secretary of State, Czesław Mroczek

Spike-LR Dual anti-tank guided missiles have been introduced into the inventory of the Polish army back in 2004. They are equipped with a tandem anti-tank warhead. The missile is capable of striking armoured vehicles from the front or top side, at distances of up to 4000 meters. Guidance is realized either by a thermal vision camera or via visible light. The operator is able to guide the missile with an optical fibre, which means that striking covered targets is possible as well.

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