SPYDER is a low-level, quick-reaction surface-to-air missile system capable of engaging aircraft, helicopters, unmanned air vehicles, drones, and precision-guided munitions

Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS), a joint venture between Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd. and Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd. of Israel has announced plans to expand its product profile. The venture will now enter into missile systems with the new generation precision guided munitions (NGPGM), air defence systems and capabilities for medium range surface to air missiles (MRSAM), low-level quick reaction missile (LLQRM) system and quick reaction surface-to-air missile (QRSAM) programs.

The expansion will also include the drone dome system, a radar and laser beam system for detecting, jamming and destroying drones, and the naval remote control weapon station systems program.

Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems was established in 2015 to enter the defence industry with requisite infrastructure, technology and associated intellectual property rights related to design, development, modification, manufacturing, integration, life cycle support and obsolescence management of Spike missiles systems, upgrade of the BMP II amphibious infantry fighting vehicle and add-on armour solutions.

Kalyani Rafael has a state-of-the-art facility at Hyderabad for manufacturing of defence sub systems. This facility enables production of high end technology systems for the Indian armed forces.

As part of its first phase of expansion in March 2017, Kalyani Rafael included provision of indigenous solutions to new generation precision guided munitions and long range guided bomb (LRGB) in the company’s production facility at Hyderabad.

As part of its second phase of expansion, KRAS will now also provide indigenous solutions for Missiles Systems like MRSAM, LLQRM, QRSAM as well as the naval gun program and drone dome system.

Acordingt to the company, this expansion will bring-in niche technology in the country for such advanced defence systems and will further boost the JV’s commitment to ‘Make in India’. One of the fastest growing defence JVs, Kalyani Rafael has been granted defence industrial license by department of industrial policy & promotion (DIPP).

Kalyani Group is a $2.5 billion multinational conglomerate with high technology, engineering and manufacturing capability across critical sectors such as defence and aerospace, engineering steel, automotive, industrial, renewable energy, urban infrastructure and speciality chemicals. The group's defence and aerospace initiatives are handled by Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd. (KSSL). From being a traditional supplier of components and subsystems to Indian defence it has emerged a complete system and solutions provider and ims to become a leading global defence player.

Rafael Advanced Defence Systems is one of Israel’s largest defence companies with annual revenues of $2.9 billion. Rafael develops and manufactures advanced defence systems for the Israeli Defence Forces, as well as for foreign customers, in underwater systems through naval, ground, and air superiority systems to space system and cyber solutions. Rafael is one of the world's leading missile design and manufacturing companies offering best-in-class products and systems for anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), surface to air missile (SAM), precision weapons.