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This Time We Were Involved

Introducing our latest weapon: Zionist Die-PodTM (Hat tip: Town Crier).

Abu Musab al Zarqawi, al-Qaida’s top terrorist in Iraq, was killed with

help of Israeli target acquisition technology fitted onto a US Air

Force F-16. Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd.

supplies Litening advanced airborne infrared targeting and navigation

pod to Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), which installs them on combat jets

under a cooperation agreement. The Israel Air Force also uses the

Litening.

According to a report by senior US Air Force officers, al

Zarqawi was killed by a pair of USAF F-16s on a routine mission in

central Iraq, when the decision to act was taken. USAF commander in

Iraq, Lt.-Gen. Gary North said the fighters carried a variety of laser

and GPS-guided ordinance and the Litening pod.

The Litening pod

has target-acquisition capability, laser spot detection and tracking

and a video camera. For the Zarqawi strike, the pilot activated the

system from 20,000 feet, guided a 250kg. bomb to its target, and then

used pod’s video camera to examine the resulting damage. A second bomb

was then dropped, which killed al Zarqawi.

In a media briefing,

senior USAF officers mentioned Litening’s role in locating the target.

“Aviation Week” said that the pod was Northrop Grumman’s but did not

mention that the technology was Israeli, developed at Rafael.

Glad to be of service.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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