News:Indian Air Force(IAF) has received the new version of the guided air-to-ground Spice-2000 bombs from Israel.
About SPICE 2000:
- SPICE stands for Smart, Precise Impact, Cost Effective.
- The bomb comes from a family of standoff air-to-ground weapon systems.
- The bomb is basically an electro-optical/GPS guidance kit to convert air dropped unguided bombs into precision guided ‘Smart’ bombs.
- SPICE has a stand-off range of 60 km.It is a highly sophisticated piece of weaponry.
- These bombs are difficult to detect by most ground-based radars.
- SPICE can also overcome errors in locating the target,GPS jamming and reduces collateral damage.
About precision-guided munition:
- A precision-guided munition (PGM, smart weapons, smart munitions, smart bomb) is a guided munition intended to precisely hit a specific target to minimize collateral damage and increase lethality against intended targets.