Eurospike is a joint venture based in Röthenbach a.d. Pegnitz between Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG, Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
Eurospike GmbH is responsible for the marketing of the missiles of the SPIKE family in Europe. The production of the missiles (SR, LR2) is carried out at several sites in Germany. Commonalities between the missiles of the SPIKE family ensure a cost advantage in the production and consequently in the purchase, maintenance and training in the use of specific missiles.
Additionally due to the success of SPIKE sales throughout Europe, most members of the NATO alliance are SPIKE users which ensures interoperability and also has advantages when needing to stock during exercises.
The missile family is comprised of: SPIKE SR, the new Spike LR2, the Spike ER, as well as the Spike NLOS ranging from 50 m to 30 km.
In conjunction with the SPIKE weapon system themselves EUROSPIKE also offers different types of training for the SPIKE weapon systems:
The Indoor trainer (IDT) takes the operator through the complete training sequence, from target acquisition based on a simulated image through to a SPIKE Missile launch and hit. The IDTs provide a simulation of all of the systems operational features (aural sensing, ergonomics, controls response, visual images through the sights, symbols and command function messages).
The outdoor trainer (ODT) uses a training round to train and practice the gunner in the operation of the system through all of the pre-firing sequences right up to the firing act, all within a real-life environment. The ODT/IDT is used to reduce the costs of live missile firing.
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