Spyder

Photo: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

SPYDER is a vehicle-based mobile air defence system developed by  Rafael Advanced Defense Systems  and  Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) , with Refael being it’s primary contractor. It is a surface-to-air missile system. The system can be fitted atop multiple trucks, and fires Refael’s Python-5 and Derby missiles. The SPYDER-SR uses the EL/M-2106 ATAR radar while the SPYDER-MR incorporates the EL/M-2084 MMR radar.

The SPYDER has been reported as used in the 2008 Russian-Georgian war by Georgia, by India to shoot down a Pakistani surveillance drone in 2019 over Gujarat, and the same year Indian forces accidently shot an Indian air force helicopter with it, killing the 6 soldiers it carried.

In 2020, it was announced that by 2021 the system will also be sold to the Philippines.

Sold to:

Ethiopia

Peru

Companies:

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

Spyder

Mobile Air Defense System

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 EL/M-2106 ATAR radar while the SPYDER-MR incorporates the EL/M-2084 MMR radar.

The SPYDER has been reported as used in the 2008 Russian-Georgian war by Georgia.[1] In 2019 it was reportedly used by India to shoot down a Pakistani surveillance drone in 2019 over Gujarat[2], and the same year Indian forces accidently shot an Indian air force helicopter with it, killing the 6 soldiers it carried.[3]

In 2020, it was announced that by 2021 the system will also be sold to the Philippines.[4]

Variations: SPYDER-MR (Medium Range), SPYDER-SR (Short Range)

Photo: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

Use by Israeli forces:

The Spyder system is not used by the Israeli military.

The Spyder system was tested in Israel. In 2005 missiles were fired against test targets in Shdema, Israel and scored direct hits. Since then, it has been showcased in multiple military exhibitions throughout the world.[5]

Spyder

Photo: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

SPYDER is a vehicle-based mobile air defence system developed by Rafael and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), with Refael being it’s primary contractor. It is a surface-to-air missile system. The system can be fitted atop multiple trucks, and fires Refael’s Python-5 and Derby missiles. The SPYDER-SR uses the EL/M-2106 ATAR radar while the SPYDER-MR incorporates the EL/M-2084 MMR radar.

The SPYDER has been reported as used in the 2008 Russian-Georgian war by Georgia, by India to shoot down a Pakistani surveillance drone in 2019 over Gujarat, and the same year Indian forces accidently shot an Indian air force helicopter with it, killing the 6 soldiers it carried.

In 2020, it was announced that by 2021 the system will also be sold to the Philippines.