ARLINGTON, TX -- The Army has been approved to field an Israeli-made, long-range missile on attack helicopters, according to a senior service official.
Brig. Gen. Wally Rugen, director of the Future Vertical Lift cross-functional team, told reporters this week during an aircraft demonstration at Bell Flight in Texas the Army Requirements Oversight Council will allow the service to field Rafael's Spike Non-Line-of-Sight missiles.
"We still have to get the long-range precision munition requirement, but we did AROC successfully the Spike NLOS missile on a directed requirement for an interim capability," Rugen said.
Rugen added there will be limited fielding of the missiles, but it is "premature to talk numbers yet."