Smart, Precise Impact and Cost-Effective Guidance Kit - SPICE is a family of stand-off, autonomous, air-to-ground weapon systems, capable of hitting and destroying targets with pinpoint accuracy and at high attack volumes. SPICE is combat-proven and in service with several international customers. SPICE uses state-of-the art navigation, guidance and homing techniques to achieve the accurate and effective destruction of targets with a CEP of more than 3 meters.
Never-Miss Operational Scenario
Mission plan, in the air or on the ground, uses target data (target coordinates, impact angle and azimuth, imagery and topographical data) to create a mission for each target. The pilot allocates a mission to each weapon before release. SPICE is released outside the threatened area, and performs midcourse navigation autonomously using its INS/GPS. SPICE homes in accurately and autonomously to the exact target location in the predefined impact angle and azimuth.
While approaching the target, SPICE's unique scene matching algorithm compares the electro-optical image received in real-time via the weapon seeker with mission reference intelligence data stored in the weapon computer memory.
In the homing phase, the system locates the target using scene-matching technology, and uses the tracker to hit it. As a result of this capability, SPICE can overcome Target Location Error and GPS jamming, and can dramatically reduce collateral damage. As it approaches the target, the SPICE mission profile can be set to a specific attack azimuth and impact angle to suit the selected target profile, such as a steep dive angle for deep penetration.
SPICE has day, night and adverse weather capabilities, based on its advanced seeker and scene-matching algorithms. SPICE achieves high serviceability with a low life-cycle cost. SPICE simple operation and dedicated Mission Planning System requires only basic aircrew training. SPICE is fully operational and has recently demonstrated outstanding combat performance in all parameters to become one of the Air Force's leading air-to-surface weapon systems.