Israel Military Industries expanding range of air-to-ground bombs

Israel Military Industries (IMI) is expanding its range of air-to-ground weaponry, and the Israeli defense corporation is in varying stages of developments of three new types of bombs.

The new bombs include the MPR 1000 and MPR 2000 munitions, whose names signify their weight in pounds, and come with a significantly smaller blast and shrapnel radius than their counterparts in the MK 80 US equivalents, allowing for greater accuracy. The smaller blast radius means the bombs can reduce harm to noncombatants, and enable much closer air support for ground forces in battle arenas.

Additionally, the new bombs have the ability to penetrate reinforced concrete, and detonate with a delayed fuse when reaching their targets. This allows them to be used to target terrorist bunkers, or to pierce floors on a multi-story building before reaching the intended target.


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