Israeli media has just published images, recording the moment the pilots and aircraft of the Israeli Air Force prepare to carry out a bombing mission into the Gaza Strip.
Through these close-up and clear images, it can be seen that the type of bomb that the Israeli Army uses the most, is the GBU-31 and GBU-38 bombs.
In addition, it can also be seen that the F-15 heavy fighter is also used by the Israeli side to participate in airstrikes and attack enemy targets. Since the Israeli-Palestinian conflict escalated, local media reported that there have been at least three types of aircraft used by Israel in recent bombing raids.
The most used aircraft are the F-15 fighters, including the F-15C and F-15I versions. In which the F-15I version is equipped with software developed by Israel itself. In addition, F-16D fighters are also used in air raids with high efficiency.
Because the targets of these airstrikes are located at such a close distance, Israeli warplanes only need to carry weapons, absolutely no need to carry extra fuel tanks. The air defense capabilities of Hamas forces are also not appreciated, Israeli planes can freely enter and exit, bombarding freely.
Both GBU-31 and GBU-38 bombs are classified by the US as “Joint Direct Attack Munition” or JDAM. These were initially unguided “dumb bombs”, then fitted with outer wings and are guided by an integrated inertial guidance system coupled to a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, to increase accuracy.
This weapon has been used in great numbers by the United States since the Gulf War, and continues to be used widely around the world today. One of the extremely valuable features of the JDAM guidance kit is that it is very low cost, can be compatible with old bombs, to turn it into smart bombs.