Tag Archive for mortars

Israel’s ‘Iron Sting’ laser, GPS-guided mortar transforms urban warfare 

This 10-year development concludes with successful trials that incorporated a precise, laser and GPS guided 120 mm mortar in a surgical strike of an urban target that substantially reduced possibility of civilian collateral damage.



As the IDF completes preparations for possible combat in both the southern and the northern fronts — where it is expected to encounter a smarter, well-organized enemy —the Defense Ministry, the IDF’s Ground Forces and Elbit Systems have revealed a precise, laser and GPS guided mortar munition: the “Iron Sting.”

The 120 mm mortar has recently undergone final trials in a testing site in southern Israel. Continue Reading »

IDF unit retaliates with strike on Syria outpost that fired mortar at Israel

Not specifying whether the target belonged to the rebels or regime, IDF forces strikes the Syria outpost that earlier fired a mortar towards Israel, which fell in the “buffer zone” adjacent to Israel’s border fence.

By i24NEWS


The Israel Defense Force said it on on Friday that it struck a Syrian outpost after a stray mortar shell landed near Israel’s border in a designated “buffer zone” adjacent to the eastern part of the security fence.

The errant fire that fell east of Israel’s security fence was a result of spillover from internal fighting between the Syrian regime and rebels.

In this illustrative photo, American soldiers fire an Israeli-made M120 mortar, similar to that shot at Israel from Syria.

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Israeli jets strike Hamas & Islamic Jihad targets during continued rocket attack

Smoke rises from the central Gaza Strip after Israeli air strikes in response to an earlier rocket barrage on southern Israeli communities, May 29, 2018 - Photo: Courtesy (i24NEWS)


Amid retaliatory air strikes by IAF jets over Gaza, Israel’s Iron Dome neutralizes largest volley of rocket fire from Hamas and the Islamic Jihad since the 2014 Gaza war.

By i24NEWS


Israeli jets pounded Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in the central Gaza Strip on Tuesday afternoon after militants fired round after round of rockets at southern Israeli communities in what appears to be the largest single projectile barrage from the Palestinian enclave since the Gaza 2014 war.

F-16 Python – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Israel’s military announced it was “operating in the Gaza Strip” in response to an early morning salvo of nearly 30 rockets fired into Israel in three separate missile attacks. Continue Reading »

IDF retaliates, hitting Syrian targets after 3 mortars land in Israel’s Golan Heights


IDF unit opened fire on a position where 3 mortars were fire on Friday afternoon that landed & exploded in the Golan Heights. –  No physical injuries or damage were reported.

By i24NEWS


The Israeli military said on Friday that it had hit targets in Syria in response to three projectiles that landed in the Israeli Golan Heights earlier, in what the army said was likely stray fire from Syria’s civil war. There were no injuries or damage.

A mortar landed in an open area in the northern area of Israel, followed about an hour later by two additional projectiles, which triggered rocket alert sirens. Continue Reading »

Israel Retaliates: IDF Artillery Hits Syrian Military Targets


“The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israel’s sovereignty and the security of its residents.”



The IDF on Wednesday launch and artillery strike on Syrian army targets in the norther Golan Heights in response to a mortar shell that fell in Israeli territory earlier in the day.

IDF base and fence on Israel's border with Syria - IsraelandStuff/PP

IDF base and fence on Israel’s border with Syria – IsraelandStuff/PP

The mortar shell was thought to have breached the border as fallout from fighting in Syria, however the IDF said it holds the Syrian regime responsible for all activities emanating from its territory.

“The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israel’s sovereignty and the security of its residents,” the military said in a statement on the matter. Continue Reading »

Syrian mortar falls in Golan Heights, no one hurt, no damage


Israel is once again hit by stray fire from Syria following approximately 2 months of relative quiet.
• IDF reports no one hurt in the incident, with no property damage yet reported.

By Ahiya Raved and Yoav Zitun


A mortar shell from Syria landed inside Israeli territory in the Golan Heights region, the IDF reported Wednesday morning. No one was harmed by the mortar, and no property damage was reported.


IDF guard post and fence on the Israel-Syria border on the Golan Heights – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

The landing was likely the result of a stray shell fired during the fighting in the war-ridden country. Continue Reading »

Israel’s pavilion showcases 18 ‘Blue & White’ companies at Brazil defense exhibition

Israel Military Industries are marketing their Guided Mortar Munition, battle tested by the IDF, are guided by laser or GPS satellite systems, and has a range of 8 kilometers.


Israel Military Industries (IMI) will display its new Guided Mortar Munition – which are already in service in the IDF – at an international defense exhibition in Brazil this week.

IMI Mortars

Israel Military Industries to display new guided mortars at Brazil defense exhibition. – Photo: IMI

The mortars can be guided by laser or GPS.

The LAAD Defense and Security exhibition will take place from April 14 to 17 in Rio De Janerio, and will see IMI showcase the guided mortars, developed in response to operational requirements from the IDF and foreign military customers, IMI said. Continue Reading »