On 26th February 2019 12 Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 Fighter Jets destroyed Jaish-e-Mohammed’s biggest training center in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkwa, Pakistan. The Indian Air Force used SPICE-2000 bombs to destroy the terrorist biggest training center.
Here is all you need to know about SPICE-2000 bombs
1. SPICE bombs developed by Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defence System are guided bombs used by Israeli Air Force and Indian Air Force.2. SPICE is an acronym that stands for Smart, Precise Impact, Cost Effective.
3. SPICE 1000, SPICE 2000 and SPICE 250 are the three variants of SPICE bombs which are compared with American LJDAM.
4. SPICE bombs can be easily carried from Aircraft’s such as the F-15, F-16, F-18, Tornado, Mirage, Rafale Gripen and Eurofighter.
5. With the help of Advanced Electro Optic Seeker SPICE bombs can carry operations in Day, Night and in Adverse weather.
6. SPICE bombs are capable of carrying 100 selectable missions per weapon and has target acquisition probability of 95%.
7. SPICE bombs are capable of converting air droppable unguided bombs into Precision guided bombs with EO/GPS guided guidance kit.
8. With its range of over 60 km SPICE bombs has very long glide range which allows aircraft to release bombs at the target without the range of Air Defence Systems.