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India eyes more Spice

1st July 2020 - 10:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Indian Air Force (IAF) is to buy more Spice 2000 precision-guidance kits from Israel, using emergency procurement powers granted by the Narendra Modi government, according to reports in the Indian media.

Spice is an Israeli precision guidance kit, made by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, that is designed to convert conventional unguided bombs into precision-guided munitions.

According to Shephard Defence Insight, the IAF has approximately 100 Spice munitions in its inventory.

Spice 2000 is designed to work with general-purpose and penetration  warheads weighing about 2,000 lb (900kg). It consists of an add-on kit for warheads such as the MK-84, BLU-109, RAP-2000 and others.

Amid the ongoing border dispute with China, the Indian government has given the armed forces discretionary powers to spend up to INR500 crore ($66 million) on any weapon system.

Spice 2000 was used by the IAF in 2019, in airstrikes on Pakistani terrorist camps.

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