Israel resumes hostilities against Hamas militants after the ceasefire breaks down. The Air Force used a SPICE-2000 guided bomb in Gaza.
This was reported by the Defense Blog.
SPICE or Smart, Precise Impact, Cost-Effective bomb is a development of the Israeli company Rafael. The system was the successor to the Popeye air-to-ground missile, which had an inertial guidance system to hit where there was no GPS signal.
However, the new SPICE bomb has a number of features. The guidance system has become more comprehensive, with GPS and operator-assisted electro-optical guidance in addition to the inertial navigation system. SPICE is a kit for making an uncontrollable bomb controllable. Thanks to its high technology, SPICE can hit even a moving target. The range of the bomb with the kit is about 60 km.
There are 4 variants of the SPICE bomb:
- SPICE 250 weighing 113 kg;
- SPICE 1000 weighing 453 kg;
- SPCICE 2000 weighing 907 kg;
- SPICE 250 ER with extended range.
You can also enter up to 100 targets into the SPICE system before the flight to select one of them during the flight.