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F-111 C/C:
Anyone have any info on the airstrikes as far as strike packages and/or weapons/aircraft used?

F-16, AH-64.

Apparently used GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs


--- Quote from: Gripen on January 07, 2009, 03:47:12 AM ---F-16, AH-64.

Apparently used GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs

--- End quote ---

Have you got any sources for this Gripen?

I think I read somewhere that Apaches are being used, but I didn't make a note of it at the time.

With Israel's previous operation in Lebanon I recall the US getting into hot water in the media for supplying JDAM kits that were apparently put to use straight away. I could only speculate at this stage that they're using more JDAMs again.

I've had a quick look through some of the media reports out there, not much detailed info. One Gaza-based journalist claims that F-16s bombed his dad, but I wouldn't put much credibility on a journalist's claims, especially in that area of the world. As far as Apaches go, the only reference I can find is about "Assault helicopters", which in Israel's order of battle could include Cobras and AH-6 Little Birds (not sure if these are still in service, but they carry the TOW AT missile).

As for munitions used, there was a mention of bunker busters, but again, the media likes interchanging terms for things that go bang. The strongest piece of evidence I could find was a photo.

If this image was taken during the latest conflict then it seems to depict a stick of four GP-type bombs, possibly with JDAM kits.



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