Thursday, July 18, 2024

Israel probably used Spike missiles during an attack on Syrian military facilities

On 12 July, the Israel Defense Forces have attacked Syrian military positions after an unmanned drone entered its airspace near the occupied Golan Heights.  It is reported that as a result of the attack, at least 7 people were killed and about 10 more were injured, including Iranian military advisers.

Syrian state media said the Israeli attacks on the southern province inflicted material damage but had caused no deaths or injuries and have released some photos footage showed firing results.

In some photos, can clearly see the remnants of the Spike NLOS’s straight wings that pop out after the launch.


The unveiled imagery indicates the remnants of the straight wings of the Israeli Spike missile system. Israel probably used Spike NLOS multi-purpose precision guided missiles during an attack on Syrian military facilities.

The Spike NLOS is a non-line of sight missile with a dual-mode electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) camera seeker developed by the Rafael. With an effective range of between 25 and 30 km, it weighs 71kg in its canister and the real-time data link enables the operator to guide the weapon, confirm target identity and abort if necessary.

It can be launched from the ground or from helicopters.

The Israeli military also has released black-and-white surveillance footage showed how missiles attack the Syrian military facilities.

If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

About author:

Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more



New images reveal Abrams prototype with 140mm gun

Recent images have surfaced online, showcasing the M1 "Thumper" prototype, a unique variant of the legendary M1 Abrams tank equipped with a 140mm main...