The Tammuz rocket used by the artillery corps
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IDF introduces new anti-tank missile

Artillery Corps reveals 'Tammuz' missile after years of operational successes during Second Lebanon War, Operation Cast Lead

After years of operational successes, the IDF revealed the "Tammuz" anti-tank missile for the first time on Monday.


The advanced weapon was developed and designed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., and is currently being used by the Artillery Corps in the Gaza Strip. It was previously used during the Second Lebanon War and in Operation Cast Lead.



The Tammuz is an electro-optical rocket capable of transmitting photos mid-flight, tracking the target and changing the flight accordingly, all with the help of wireless communication.


The missile had been fired in the past at dozens of targets and found to be very useful against terror units and armored facilities both during day and night, according to a senior Artillery Corps officer.


Aside from the Tammuz missile, the Artillery Corps introduced other weapons during an exhibition Monday including the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Skylark.



פרסום ראשון: 08.01.11, 19:47
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