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Video: IDF's formerly top-secret Tamuz missile in action

On Monday, the IDF disclosed the existence of a guided missile called the Tamuz. The missile has a range of 25 km. and can penetrate armored vehicles. It can come with a different anti-personnel warhead. The missile is launched from an armored personnel carrier from two launchers, each of which is capable of carrying three missiles. The APC can carry an additional four missiles inside.

The Tamuz uses an advanced electro-optic camera that transmits the image of its target back to operators inside the APC, who then manually drive it toward the target. Tamuz teams work closely with an artillery unit, which operates Hermes 450 reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles that provide the intelligence on the targets that are then attacked by the Tamuz missile.

“The missile provides us with the ability to accurately attack targets from a standoff position without needing to physically come into contact with the enemy,” explained Col. Sharon, commander of the Artillery Corps’ David’s Sling Formation.

The Tamuz was used extensively during the Second Lebanon War in 2006 when Meitar fired 600 missiles at Hezbollah targets. Nevertheless, the results were not satisfactory and a new operational doctrine was written for how to operate the missile in an urban terrain and against which targets. The missile was again used against Hamas targets during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip in January 2009 with greater success. Until now, the missile was top-secret. Why has it been revealed now? IDF sources said the decision to unveil the Tamuz came after long deliberations within the defense establishment. One of the reasons the missile was declassified was since the IDF has decided to upgrade Meitar’s capabilities with new weapons systems, and while it will still use the Tamuz, it will not buy more after the current arsenal is exhausted. Heh.

Well, I did promise you video, didn't I? So let's go to the videotape.


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Added: Aug-2-2011 
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  • So pwned ... that was epic.

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  • Owen the little hypocrite brat keeps on commenting and spreading his incoherent crap around. what a fucktard.

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  • the look on his face when that missile hit is priceless. u want to fire rockets at Israel than prepare for the consequences

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  • AHAHAHAHAH!! Dead Muslim Monkey Men!

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  • haha, owen higgins blocked me. the little douche can't discuss history like a grownup, when faced with the unpleasant realities of the world, he reverts to blocking like the muhammadists of LL.. pathetic.
    i hope the short conversation we had didn't damage your fragile little mind owen. how about you grow a pair and get back to me.

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    • @gatyair

      That's what idiots like him do best. That just proves that he has a weak mind and is a coward.

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  • Damn...poor bastard at 2:20 gets direct hit, LOL.

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  • say cheese mother fucker!

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    • @OwenHiggins
      actually, this missile is israeli-made and the only kids killed here are the one shooting rockets (unguided ones) into israel.

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    • @OwenHiggins addressing the issue? first you must do some research on"palestine" and what the arab countries have done to israel and are wanting to do. you do realize that the arabs started all this but are sore losers not to mention a place called palestine was never a country or a state.

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    • @OwenHiggins
      i'm not sure i understand all of your questions so lets take it one thing at a time.
      they're firing the rockets to cause civilian casualties (they fire them into towns). the reason they do this is because they don't want israel to exist (read the hamas charter, they're not shy about it). this issue has nothing to do with occupation as gaza isn't occupied and the PLO was formed in 1964, 3 years prior to "occupation", with the goal of annihilating israel.

      as for your final More..

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  • Brilliant face shot

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