Israel to supply India with Griffin 3 bomb guidance kits

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The Indian air force will procure Israel Aerospace Industries' Griffin 3 laser-guided bomb.

Produced by IAI's MBT division, the Griffin 3 is the most advanced version of a combat-proven guidance kit, which turns "dumb" bombs into highly accurate weapons with a claimed circular error of probability of less than 2m (6.5ft).

The conversion kit is compatible with the Mk82/83/84 general purpose bomb series, and comprises a front guidance section and a rear section with steering fins. The Griffin 3 provides a 12km (6.5nm) stand-off range against ground targets, while its flight trajectory and impact angle can be pre-programmed.

MBT claims the kit has a "much lower" price tag than comparable weapon systems.