LM and Rafael to Develop & Market SPICE

Issue: 6 / 2019

Lockheed Martin teamed up with Israeli defense company Rafael to develop, market, manufacture as well as support Rafael’s Smart, Precise Impact and Cost-Effective (SPICE) guidance kits for the US market. The Israeli SPICE is an EO/GPS guided guidance kit for converting airdroppable unguided bombs into precision guided bombs. It has been in use since 2003. It is combat-proven and in service with the Israeli Air Force and several other nations worldwide. The teaming agreement covers the SPICE 1000 and SPICE 2000 kit variants. Over 60 per cent of SPICE is already manufactured in the US in eight states.