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Amid escalating tensions with China, the Government of India is planning to procure more SPICE-2000 bombs. These will be an addition to the ones acquired last year. India used them last time in the airstrikes in Balakot, Pakistan.
SPICE stands for Smart, Precise Impact, Cost-Effective. The bomb comes from a family of standoff air-to-ground weapon systems. These bombs are used on Mirage-2000 jets.
If we go by the name, SPICE-2000 bombs indicate to be a bomb, but actually it is not. It is a guidance kit attached to a standard warhead or bomb. It has two pieces attached to it– one is attached to the bomb’s head and the other one is attached to the tail. SPICE-2000 bombs turn the bomb into a smart device so that the bomb can glide in the air easily and make minor adjustments to precisely hit the target.
Once a target is decided, the data such as GPS coordinates of the target, satellite images of the target, information about the land around the target and the angle at which the bomb should strike the target are stored into a memory chip before carrying out a mission.