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Israel accumulates JDAM precision bombs


Israel has ordered additional GPS 10350 GPS-guided precision bombs JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munitions) in the United States. One-third of the ordered quantities are 909 kilogram bombs, another third 127 kilograms SDB (Small Diameter Bombs), and the remaining 1000 and 500 pound bombs. This order includes stupid bombs, JDAM guidance kits, fuses, jamming kits, other equipment, maintenance, and parts. The average price for a bomb was about $ 64000.

Israel accumulates JDAM precision bombs

A large number of JDAM delivered to Israel Israel does not belong, but is still owned by the United States. The reason for this is the agreement signed in the 2009 year, according to which the Americans store their ammunition and equipment in Israel. This emergency reserve serves a dual purpose. The main purpose of this warehousing should be the prompt supply of US forces in the region, if necessary. However, the most likely user will be the Israeli army if Israel is involved in an intense war and there is a need for rapid replenishment. In this situation, the United States can simply allow Israel to use ammunition and spare parts. Because of this double purpose, everything weapon and spare parts located in warehouses and in bunkers are models in service in both the United States and Israel. Currently, equipment and ammunition worth a billion dollars, including JDAM kits, missiles, other ammunition, spare parts, armored vehicles and electronic equipment, are in such storage.

Israel does not need to purchase JDAM in the United States since Israeli firms have developed similar devices. Five years ago, an Israeli firm developed a variation of JDAM called SPICE (Stand-Off Precision Guidance Munition). SPICE has a bomb-mounted camera that stores several digital images of a target (a building, a radar antenna, or a moving target such as a rocket launcher). When SPICE is close enough to the target, it checks the digital images stored in its memory with the resulting image from the homing head. In the case of their compliance with the GOS captures the target. If the target cannot be determined, then the SPICE strikes the location according to the coordinates given in the GPS or simply self-destructs. Equipped with SPICE bombs can be dropped to 60 kilometers from the target. The SPICE package costs about twice as much as the JDAM package and roughly corresponds to the earlier (to JDAM) and much more expensive American smart bombs.

Israel prefers to buy JDAM mainly because of its low price and partly because Israel receives over a billion dollars in US military aid each year, most of which must be spent on the purchase of ammunition, equipment and weapons of American manufacture.
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  1. Hammer
    Hammer 15 January 2013 07: 38
    Well, it’s a pragmatic approach to the formation and maintenance of the country's armed forces. Our generals need to take an example. And then for the country's air defense they say less than a set of missiles for each launcher ...

    But the article apparently is not about that, the author of Kakbe hints that the purchase of 10 thousand Jdam is a bell! roofing felts in Syria, or Iran, or all at once ... On the other hand, Israel "rings the bells" throughout its history - they say the northern fur-bearing animal will come to the Islamic world soon ... ..
    1. Pimply
      Pimply 15 January 2013 10: 15
      Yes, no bell. The purchase was planned as a replenishment after the operation in Gaza.
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 15 January 2013 13: 24
        Correctly, it is the replenishment of ammunition spent during the recent conflict with the Palestinians.

        Specifically, for an operation in Iran, Israel developed bit-bombs.
        1. Professor
          15 January 2013 13: 34
          Which ones exactly?
          1. rero
            rero 16 January 2013 04: 03
            MR 500 MR 1000 i neskolko nerassekrechennix boepripasov
          2. rero
            rero 16 January 2013 04: 16
            naprimer MPR 500
            1. crazyrom
              crazyrom 21 January 2013 22: 47
              Here read, "The USA continues to drain Israel" so let the bombs accumulate, it will probably come in handy soon ...
        2. Hammer
          Hammer 16 January 2013 02: 41
          Quote: Sith Lord
          Specifically, for an operation in Iran, Israel developed bit-bombs.

          Possibly, but I heard that it was with the development of such bombs that they had big problems. The Iranians have buried themselves so deeply that not a single bomb (either existing or being developed) can guarantee the destruction of objects. Therefore, Washington and Tel Aviv plan to strike at some targets with tactical nuclear weapons.
  2. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 15 January 2013 08: 10
    For Americans, the ideal option is to stir up a serious war in the Middle East with the participation of their satellites, try to keep the conflict long enough and nobody win for a long time and sell them weapons and military equipment, world war version 3.0.
    PS Naturally, you must not forget to end up on the side of the winners in order to grab a piece as well.
  3. andsavichev2012
    andsavichev2012 15 January 2013 08: 31
    I completely agree with Comrade Vladimirtsom. Moreover, even such a sale is a serious help for the Amerikosovsky military-industrial complex in the face of reduced funding. But the Iranians need to strengthen air defense ...
  4. Uncle
    Uncle 15 January 2013 15: 01
    Judging by the fact that the "Germans" do not write from the "nemetschina", something is brewing.