Daily Archives: September 22, 2004

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U.S. to “sell” Israel 5,000 smart bombs

[ Will this further endear the U.S. to the Middle East? –BL ] 21 Sept. 2004 | Haaretz by Aluf Benn The United States will sell Israel 5,000 smart bombs for $319 million, according to a report made to Congress a few weeks ago. The funding will come from the U.S. military aid to Israel, and the bombs range from airborne versions, guidance units, training bombs and detonators. The bombs are guided by satellite, in a system already in the Israel Defense Forces arsenal. The guidance unit receives a signal from a satellite, correcting the bomb’s course to the target. The […]