Israeli REST kit extends ASM’s range and warhead’s capability
PARIS ($1=0.96 Euros) — Israel is presenting at the International Exhibition of Defense and Security Eurosatory, which is being held in Paris, a developed kit that turns the warhead into a precision highly penetrating munition by expanding its range and combat capability.
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REST is an intelligent tail designed for air-to-surface warheads. The company says that with the help of new technology, almost any surface-to-surface missile can be transformed into a precision long-range ammunition. REST is a set made of a combination of navigation and guidance system, and wings at the top of the set, which serves to increase the range of the missile.
In addition to the REST consisting of an INS/GPS navigation computer, the kit has an integrated smart jamming system. Once the surface-to-surface missile is launched, the kit is activated and automatically deploys the aerodynamic wings mounted at the top of the kit along its entire length. Logically, they are two in number and envelop the left and right surfaces of the rocket.
The REST set guarantees an increase in range to 120 km. Elbit systems say that REST is very suitable for “fire and forget” missiles. However, REST provides another advantage – thanks to its wings and navigation, the ammunition can make deep penetration into armored materials at a very steep angle, regardless of weather conditions. Elbit Systems claims that this kit is designed to be integrated into combat aircraft from the two development units – western and eastern.
The company says that REST is looking for a solution to the problem of how to transform the warhead into effective ammunition. According to Elbit System REST, many air forces around the world will like it. In addition to REST, Elbit Systems is developing a broad portfolio of surface-to-surface weapons, such as the Rampage supersonic missile, the Delilah cruise missile, the LIZARD laser guidance kits, the GATR tactical missile, advanced warheads, and warheads and warheads jamming.
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