Israel has wreaked havoc on Gaza
The Joe Biden administration is planning to give $320 million worth of precision bombs to Israel. It is a major arms deal that comes amid growing concerns in Congress and some US officials about rising civilian deaths during Israel’s military campaign in Gaza. According to The Wall Street Journal, the administration sent formal notification to congressional leaders on October 31 about the planned transfer of the Spice Family gliding bomb assemblies, a type of precision guided weapons fired by warplanes.
The correspondence said that under the agreement, arms manufacturer Rafael USA will transfer the bombs to its Israeli parent company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for use by the Israeli Defense Ministry. The plan also includes provision of support, assembly, testing and other technology related to the use of weapons. This is a plan to transfer $402 million of the same weapons, for which the administration first sought Congressional approval in 2020.
The planned arms deal comes as the death toll from Israel’s continued attacks on Gaza exceeded 10,000 on Monday, according to the local health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave. The war does not distinguish between civilians and combatants, but more than two-thirds of those killed in Gaza have been women, children and the elderly, according to the Palestinian Authority-affiliated health ministry.
The longer the war between Israel and Hamas continues, the more destructive it will become, because America and Israel are superpowers in terms of weapons. Israel is now going to attack Gaza with SPICE (Smart, Precise Impact, Cost-Effective) precision bombs. The specialty of this precise bomb is that even without navigation, it penetrates the roof of the Pinpoint Accuracy Building and then there is a massive explosion. With the arrival of this bomb, Israel’s targeted attacks on Gaza will intensify and there will be less damage to civilian infrastructure.
What is spice?
SPICE (Smart, Precise Impact, Cost-Effective) is an Israeli-developed, EO/GPS-guided guidance kit, used to convert air-dropped unguided bombs into precision-guided bombs. These are stand-off, autonomous, air-to-ground weapon systems, which can operate without relying on GPS navigation and can attack targets with high accuracy and high attack volume.
The SPICE family of guided bombs is a product of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, an Israeli company, and achieved initial operational capability in Israeli Air Force F-16 squadrons in 2003. The SPICE guided bomb features technology not commonly seen in most EO-guided bombs such as the GBU-15. It can easily attack hidden targets using satellite. Apart from this, it can hit such targets simultaneously. It operates in all weather, lighting conditions and with electro-optical guidance.
India also has spice bomb
Spice 250:1The 13 kg (249 lb) glide bomb is designed as a complete system rather than an add-on kit. It can hit stationary, moving targets on both land and sea in GPS-denied environments. It has been in operation with the Israeli Air Force and many other countries around the world since 2003.
Spice 1000: MK-83, BLU-110, RAP-1000, and others such as 450 kg (1,000 lb)
Spice 2000: An add-on kit for 900 kg (2,000 lb) warheads such as the MK-84, BLU-109, RAP-2000 and others. These bombs were used by Indian Mirage-2000 aircraft in Balakot, Pakistan.