Sunday, July 6, 2008

Delilah PALM

The Israeli Military Industries may have an answer to the limitations faced by the Sri Lanka Airforce and the Army in decapitating the LTTE leadership. The solution is in a IMI's version of the Tomahawk Missile called Delilah Precision Attack Loitering Missile.

Decapitation strikes are currently designed around the capacity and or limitations of our strike capability, which is capable but limited to the range of LRRP units and MI spies. As seen in recent LTTE communications, the Tamil Tiger Leaders do still engage in limited functions, specially military funerals. Not a single leader has been hit in recent times before or after attending an event like this.

The arrival of a target of opportunity is usually preceded by a cordoning-off of an area, making it impossible for spies to infiltrate followed by a blanket of bodyguards and layer upon layer of LTTE units impenetrable by a small LRRP team. Tigers also confuse Military Intelligence by scrambling the venues and last minute changes to the routes taken by its leaders. Tiger leaders travel disguised and are highly mobile making it difficult for bombers to target them.

The IMI's Delilah missile, first introduced in 2004 has a loitering capability like a suicide bomber and a remotely controlled engage-disengage function plus an on-board CCTV camera that directs the weapon to the target through a real-time video feed thus maximizing target efficiency and avoiding collateral damage.

Once fired from the ground, air or ship, the missile can home in on the GPS coordinates provided initially by HUMINT but if the target is not at the location, it can change course or completely disengage. If the target is not available when it reaches the location, the missile can literally wait for it to arrive while quietly hovering over the location.

The 30kgs of explosives on board and the agility of the missile is enough to take out even a fast moving VIP security detail, Zlin-143, floating weapons warehouse or any other movable or immovable object. The weapon can be fired from any standard rocket launcher system.

Delilah PALM, manufactured after 10 years of research and development by Israel has a range of 150kms and was recently ordered by the Chinese for their Military. It should be available to any friendly government of Israel for a price.

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14 comments:

b2spirit said...

Any news about the damages to the Mig-27 after it overshot the runway?

LKDOOD said...

DW

can the SLAF get this ?

thanks for the info

kuttu said...

sinhalas air force will not get anything

hehe

LKDOOD said...

Certain state elements trying to split TMVP – Karuna

While maintaining that he still remains the leader of the TMVP, Karuna Amman admitted there was an attempt by certain top government officials to split the outfit without the knowledge of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Speaking to the Daily Mirror Karuna also insisted that he never framed Defence Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa or any other government official during court proceedings in London over how he obtained a false passport to enter the UK illegally.

dailymirror

hemantha said...

Deportation of Karuna: A hot potato as a wedge?

http://www.island.lk/2008/07/07/editorial.html

LKDOOD said...

Canadian Tamils hold rally, condemn Ottawa's ban

LINK

tangara said...

Very valuable article..

mboi said...

any ideas on the cost? at least the cost of production for the Israelis

Upul said...

why bother day dreaming of Israeli weapons. Israel has banned all sales of weaponary to soori lanka. In fact Israel is at advance stages of bombing out close ally of soori lanka, Iran.

Upul said...

You never know, soori lanka might also be on the list. Considering a lankan muslim was broker father of Paki atom bomb's illegal side business.

tangara said...

Israel will never attack Iran..

It is just a show of force..

If Iran is attacked today, Israel can expect a return in 5 to 10 years time..

It is unlikely Israel will use nuclear weapons to attack Iran, if that happens in first place.

TropicalStorm said...

Israel long-ago identified the LTTE as a credible threat and a source of inspiration and support to the Palestinian terror organizations. Its support for SL's war is based on that threat perception and, of course good economic sense.
Israel and SL have often exchanged experience based learning, technology and skills at all levels and continue to do so. Nevertheless there has been some concern expressed by them regarding the recent close connections with the Iranians which may make it difficult to access any state of the art technological products. Anyway, who needs more than a gun to kill monkeys?

VIRODARA said...

LETS LIBERATE OUR MOTHERLAND FROM PRABA'S BARBERIC TERRORISM

YOU WIL DO IT SOON WE KNOW GUYS,WE ARE BEHIND YOU

MAY TRIPPLE GEM BLESS U ALL

VIRODARA said...

GUYS, DNT FORGET IF "MORU" START FIGHTING WE "HALMASSO" ARE THE FIRST ONES TO HERT.

PRAY NOT TO HAPPEN SUCH A THING
(WAR BETWEEN IRAN AND ISRAIL)

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