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Israel reveals use of Tamuz "smart" missile

February 15, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Israel has revealed that it will use the advanced Tamuz “smart” missile in any future offensive against the people of the Gaza Strip. The previously-top secret weapon was used for the first time against a target on the border with Syria two weeks ago.

A spokesman for the Israeli military noted that the missile is extremely accurate and is launched using a specially-designed platform. Reaching a speed of 220 metres per second, the missile carries a camera to help determine the location of the target as well as a high-explosive warhead.

Following its use against Syria, the spokesman stressed that the Tamuz missile will be used in an anti-tank capacity should the Syrian regime decide to deploy armour on the Golan Heights.