Rafael has teamed up with both AgustaWestland and Airbus Helicopters to offer its Spike air-to-surface missile as an integral part of the weapons systems carried by their rotorcraft.

AgustaWestland is currently offering its AW159 armed with the Spike NLOS missile. Eight of the aircraft are on order for the South Korean navy, which will use the Israeli missile as one of its main weapons.

Airbus Helicopters has already integrated the Spike with its Tiger attack helicopter for the Spanish army, and a Rafael source says the weapon is also now being offered with the airframer’s AS550 Fennec. […]