Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to acquire an advanced version of the Spice-2000 bomb
New Delhi, May 08: After the successful air strike on Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist camp in Pakistan’s Balakot, The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to acquire an advanced version of the Spice-2000 bomb, which can be used to reduce enemy buildings and bunkers to rubble in no time.
It is expected that the acquisition of an advanced version of Spice-2000 would be done through the emergency powers granted to the three services. The emergency powers give the three services authority to buy any equipment of their choice worth up to Rs 300 crore.
Sources said that the Army has decided to use this power to buy Spike anti-tank guided missiles deployment to tackle any possible armoured threat posed by the enemy troops.
The IAF is planning to acquire an advanced version of Spice-2000 bomb from Israel which is one of the main weapon and ammunition supplier of the Air Force. A SPICE bomb has a standoff range of 60 kilometres and approaches the target as its unique scene-matching algorithm compares the electro-optical image received in real-time via the weapon seeker with mission reference data stored in the weapon computer memory and adjusts the flight path accordingly.
SPICE 2000 consists of an add-on kit for warheads such as the MK-84, BLU-109, APW and RAP-2000.