Air Weapons: Delilah Debuts


November24, 2006: Israel used its air-launched Delilah cruise missile in combat for the first time last Summer in Lebanon. Delilah is a 1.3 ton weapon, with a range of 250 kilometers. It uses GPS, inertial systems and onboard vidcam for guidance. Delilah is designed to cruise around, taking and transmitting vidcam images, before attacking with its 1,000 pound warhead. In Lebanon, it was used to attack trucks carrying missiles. Delilah can stay in the air for up to half an hour. There is also a radar homing version, as well as a longer range Delilah II.


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