Rafael press release
This unveiling comes one year since the introduction of the Sea Breaker, which serves as the naval and land-based version of the all-encompassing Ice Breaker. The Ice Breaker offers a full scope of commonality, incorporating not only the land and naval platform application, but now across all domains, with enhanced capabilities.
Ice Breaker is an aerial force-multiplier designed to overcome modern warfare arena challenges through RAFAEL‘s legacy of high-end precision-guided solutions. It is resilient to electronic countermeasures and is fully operational in GNSS-denied arenas.
The new missile provides surgical, pinpoint precision strike capabilities from standoff ranges of up to 300 km. It features an advanced IIR (Imaging Infra-Red) seeker, ideal for stationary or moving land and maritime target engagement in advanced Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) arenas.
It is compatible with various aerial platforms, including jet fighters, light aircraft, and helicopters, and is fully operational across all weather conditions. The missile’s datalink supports real-time man-in-the-loop decision-making and tactical updates, with mid-flight abort and Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) capabilities. Employing RAFAEL’s unique combat-proven artificial intelligence technology, Ice Breaker performs deep-learning and big data-based scene-matching, enabling Automatic Target Acquisition (ATA) and Automatic Target Recognition (ATR).
Flying at high subsonic speeds, Ice Breaker has a multi-directional, synchronized full sphere attack capability, based on predefined attack plans, according to waypoints, azimuth, impact angle and aim-point selection, ensuring a high probability of mission success.
It transforms light platforms (planes, helicopters, and ships) into dominating fighting machines, enlarging the stand-off capability of high-end platforms.
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Ice Breaker Technical Specifications
- Length: ~4 m
- Weight: <400 kg
- Range: Up to 300 km
- Velocity: High Subsonic
- Warhead: 250 lb
- Seeker: Advanced IIR with AI
- Fused Navigation Solution: INS + TERCOM + anti-jam GPS
- Control &planning: Advanced mission planning and C2 systems
- Two-way long-range data-link: Updates mission on flight & BDA