The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to receive Israeli bunker busting Spice 2000 bombs in mid-September, deal for which was signed in June of this year.
New Delhi signed a $43.2 million (INR 300 Crore) contract for 100 Spice bombs this June under the emergency procurement route.
The bombs will be delivered along with Mark 84 warheads, and other bombs which can destroy buildings completely, the Indian media reported Thursday.
The Spice-2000 bombs were used during the February 26 air strikes in Pakistan’s Balakot.
The Israeli bombs are developed by Rafael. They are a derivative of Popeye air-to-surface missile and are fed with coordinates and satellite pictures of the target to home in and destroy it. The EO/GPS-guided guidance kit can transform unguided bombs into precision-guided bombs.