Israel gets a weapons upgrade with the focus on Iran

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Israel gets a weapons upgrade with the focus on Iran

How about this, Israel is getting new bombs especially designed for Iranian bunkers. Hizbollah also had bomb proof bunkers in the last war and furiously digging more at present, so I imagine they are now being targeted as well.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report the package, discussed by US Pentagon and Israel defense ministry officials, aims at replenishing the seriously depleted Israel Air Force stocks of missiles, bombs and fuel to their level prior to the 2006 Lebanon war, ready for any potential war contingency. Some of these items will be delivered shortly; others over a five-year period.

They include thousands of missiles, tens of thousands of new bombs worth $799 million and 132 million gallons of jet fuel worth $308 million.

The accent of this consignment will be on the heaviest American bombs designed for such subterranean targets as the bunker fortresses of Iran, Syria and Lebanon’s Hizballah and on operating and guidance systems for upgrading Israeli Air Force ammunition.

The list, according to US defense sources, also includes:

10,000 JDAM tail kits for high precision guidance of bombs in all weathers at ranges of up to 25 km, which are designed for use with the GBU-29-32 bunker busters;

4,000 laser-guided Paveway II munitions kits;

more than 11,000 Mk-84 and Mk-82 bombs;

2,000 heavy fortifications-penetrating BLU-109 bombs;

and 50 GBU-28 5,000-pound guided bunker busters.

The Israeli Air Force will also receive 500 Sidewinders AIM-9M, and 200 AIM-120C (AMRAAM) medium range air-to-air missiles.

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 http://www.debka.com/
By netchicken: posted on 3-10-2007








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