SPICE: Biggest Bomb in IAF Armoury

SPICE is the biggest conventional bomb that India n Air Force has under its command for use.

The “SPICE” (Smart Precise Impact, Cost – Effective) is an Israeli – developed guided bomb, manufactured by Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defence Systems.

Advantages:

  • Ability to engage camouflaged and hidden targets.
  • Operate in all weather and lighting conditions.
  • Provide a “drop – and – forget” operation for several targets simultaneously.
  • Provide “man-in-the-loop” guidance for extremely high precision.
  • Ability to engage relocatable targets.

Disadvantage:

  • High cost relative to GPS-guides munitions.

Carrying – capable Aircraft:

  • Mirage 2000

Variants:

  • Spice 1000
  • Spice 2000
  • Spice 250