Israel Hit Iran With a Half-ton Supersonic 'Rampage' Missile
  • According to Israeli media, Israel used a missile called “Rampage” in its attack on Iran.
  • The supersonic missile is made to hit military bases and other ground targets.
  • The manufacturer calls it a missile that can be launched from the air and used to attack targets on the ground from a far distance.

According to Israeli broadcaster Kan, Israel used a powerful missile that can travel long distances at high speeds in its recent attack on Iran.

According to US officials, Israel launched a missile attack on a military base close to the city of Isfahan, Iran, on Friday. Israel has not officially confirmed the reports, while Iran has tried to minimize the incident. They only mentioned small drones being used in the attack, comparing them to toys that children play with.

It is not clear which weapons were used in the strike. Kan reported that Israel used a missile called “Rampage”. They claimed to have identified it in photos and said that the damage caused by the attack matches the damage caused by a Rampage missile, according to The Times of Israel.

The Rampage missile was created by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to be used against targets like communication and command centers, air force bases, maintenance centers, and infrastructure, as stated on the company’s website.

The company calls the missile a “long-range, air-to-ground, seekerless, precision strike weapon.” It weighs 1,250 pounds.

The aircraft can fly at a speed of 1,250 mph and can travel up to 190 miles.

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The system can be fired from an aircraft or used on its own. It uses GPS/INS guidance navigation and has anti-jamming capabilities.

The weapon has a warhead that can either cause a blast or be used for general purposes.

A video was posted on the company’s YouTube channel that shows a simulated missile strike.

According to The New York Times, two officials from Western countries said that Israel attacked Iran in response to Iran’s recent attack on Israel. The purpose of the Israeli strike was to demonstrate to Tehran that it could avoid detection by Iran’s air defense systems.

Business Insider reached out to the IDF and the IAI for a response.

Last year, it was reported that the UK’s Royal Air Force was thinking about purchasing an advanced weapon from Israel. They wanted to replace their missile supply after giving many of their own Storm Shadow cruise missiles to Ukraine.

The Rampage is seen as a cheaper option, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, compared to the $3 million price tag of each Storm Shadow, according to The National.

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