Warplanes: August 19, 2001


The Italian Air Force has ordered a stockpile of Lizard laser-guided bomb kits from Israel. These are added to 500-pound Mark-82 bombs and will be carried by AMX attack aircraft. The Italian Air Force has previously purchased laser designators from Israel. The Lizard system is designed so that GPS and imaging infrared could be added later. The Italian Air Force is to receive its first deliveries of the 900 Joint Direct Attack Munitions ordered from Boeing and OtoBreda in 2003.--Stephen V Cole


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