PH Navy tests new missile system

Philippine Navy tests new missile system

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 06:31 PM April 12, 2024

Philippine Navy tests new missile system

(Photo from the Philippine Navy)

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Navy has tested a new missile system off Mariveles, Bataan, further strengthening the country’s maritime protection capabilities.

According to the Navy in a statement on Friday, the newly-installed Spike Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) missile system on one of its Fast Attack Interdiction Craft platforms, was tested  west of Luzon Point in Mariveles, Bataan on April 10.


“Developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the Spike NLOS missile system is equipped with advanced electro-optical and infrared sensors and offers day and night operational capabilities, enhancing its effectiveness in various combat scenarios,” the Navy said.


“This advanced missile system boasts an impressive range of up to 30 kilometers (approximately 18.6 miles), enabling operators to engage targets with pinpoint accuracy from stand-off distances,” it added.

With the activity, the Navy validated the NLOS missile system’s precision strike capability as it accurately hit the target at least 20  kilometers away. 

“Offering unparalleled accuracy and versatility, this new capability represents a leap forward in precision-guided munitions technology,” the Navy said.

The test firing was conducted as part of the Navy’s acceptance terms and training deliverables included in the FAIC Acquisition Project.

It also coincided with the commemoration of the Veterans Week and Day of Valor (Araw ng Kagitingan).

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