The system is an advanced member of the Next Generation Surface-to-Surface Missile System which is built on the proven heritage of the Gabriel missile family.
For the first time, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) presents the advanced BLUE SPEAR surface-to-surface missile (5G SSM). The system, co-developed with Singapore’s leading defense company ST Engineering and marketed by joint venture Proteus Advanced Systems, highlights the companies’ superior naval and air defense capabilities.
The BLUE SPEAR System (5G SSM) is an advanced member of the Next Generation Surface-to-Surface Missile System that builds on the proven heritage of the Gabriel missile family. This missile system provides an agile and highly penetrating combined anti-ship and ground attack capability with a range of 290 km at high subsonic speed. It deploys an advanced radar seeker and advanced weapon control system to provide precise target detection and engagement.
The system can operate in all weather conditions, day or night. It has beyond-line-of-sight capabilities against moving and stationary targets, and offers sea and land launch options.
Against increasingly sophisticated countermeasures, the missile is capable of locating and attacking its target in littoral, ocean and land environments, and is uniquely designed to prevail in contested, congested and complex situations. The BLUE SPEAR (5G SSM) also offers significant military off-the-shelf (MOTS) advantages in terms of cost, lead time, entry into operational service and risk reduction.
Boaz Levy, President and CEO of IAI, said, “In partnership with Singapore’s leading defense company, ST Engineering, IAI has co-developed the most advanced surface-to-surface missile system with unrivaled capabilities. . Inaugural BLUE SPEAR Exhibit at IAI’s Booth at Singapore Airshow Highlights IAI’s Successful Heritage of Developing Naval and Air Defense Solutions and Delivering Highly Competitive and Advanced Holistic Systems in the world market.
“Just a few months ago, Estonia selected BLUE SPEAR (5G SSM) as the solution for the country’s defense needs. The system now joins other state-of-the-art IAI systems on display, reflecting IAI’s decades-long heritage producing advanced, operationally proven technologies.