IAF looks to buy precision rockets for helicopters

11.04.2012                      19.Nissan. 5772                      Chol Hamo'ed 3; Tag 4 des Omer

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IAF looks to buy precision rockets for helicopters

Attack helicopters regularly frequently used for airstrikes in the Gaza Strip; IAF wants to move away from expensive Hellfire air-to-surface missile.

In an effort to improve its accuracy in urban warfare, the Israel Air Force is looking to purchase precision rockets for its helicopters, which are frequently used for airstrikes in the Gaza Strip.
IAF sources said the requirement for a guided rocket was issued in an attempt to improve its level of accuracy and to lower costs by moving away from using the expensive Hellfire air-to-surface missile….