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IDF takes on new AS60 shoulder-launched weapon

15th February 2018 - 12:45 GMT | by Grant Turnbull, Joe Charlaff in Jerusalem


The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems have signed an agreement for the acquisition of thousands of new lightweight shoulder-fired rockets for the infantry.

These were specially adapted for the needs of the IDF after a development process that lasted last two years. The weight reduction is meant to allow infantrymen greater flexibility in the field during land manoeuvres.

Designed to be shoulder-launched and disposable, the new AS60 weapon is a light anti-structural rocket with a range of 300m. It weighs less than 7kg and can penetrate 20cm of reinforced concrete and detonate within.

A Rafael spokesperson …

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